SABBATH, december 25, 2021

Order of Service

Pre-Service Music

"A Carol Tapestry" – arr. Frances Callahan and Martha Lynn Thompson

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director


"Prelude on 'Divinum Mysterium'" – Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ

Welcome  /Announcements / Call to Giving

Lizzette Alvarez

Children's Story

Julie Alvarez

Carol of Praise

"Joy to the World" (SDAH #125) – George Frideric Handel

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director

Will Benton, Organ


Roy Van Brussel (Dutch), Michelle Van Brussel (English), and sons

The Prophecy [Responsive Reading]

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Carol of Praise

"O Come, O Come, Immanuel" (SDAH #115) – French Processional, 15th century

Laura Williams, Song Leader

Will Benton, Organ

The Appearing [Responsive Reading]

Justin Alabata [Worship Pastor]

Special Music

"Gloria in Excelsis Deo" – arr. Brian Bindner

John Touchard, Trumpet

Will Benton, Organ

Carol of Praise

"What Child Is This?" (SDAH #141) – English Folk Melody

Mark Becker, Song Leader

Will Benton, Organ

Their Response [Responsive Reading]

Candy DeVore [Counseling Coordinator]

Carol of Praise

"The First Noel" (SDAH #118) – Traditional English Carol

Mark Becker, Song Leader

Bells of the Forest

Will Benton, Organ

Special Music

"Star-led and Wonder Bound" – Mary Kay Beall

Laura Williams, Vocal Solo

Christmas Message

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Our Response [Responsive Reading]

Steve Sherman [Pastor for Visitation and Seniors Ministries]

Carol of Response

"Silent Night" (SDAH #143) – Franz Gruber

Laura Williams, Violin Solo

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director

Will Benton, Organ

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"A Joyous Christmas" – John Leavitt

Will Benton, Organ

*This week's offering – Florida Advance 

    Next week's offering – Church Budget

If you would like to be involved in our worship services, please contact Jeremy Morada.


Forest Lake Church Office Holiday Schedule

The Forest Lake Church office will be closed December 23 - January 3, 2022.

December 25 Service

Sabbath, December 25, we will have just one service at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Sabbath School classes will NOT be meeting that day.  

Enjoy the chance to worship with family and friends!

Laura Williams in Concert (also featuring Ernie Hernandez)

Sabbath, December 25, 5:00 p.m.

Forest Lake Church sanctuary

The Gift of Redeeming Love—An evening of music and testimony.

To learn more, visit:

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

1st Monday of the Month – Beginning January 3, 2022

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Forest Lake Church – Room 4

AEGIS—A space for families with LGBTQIA loved ones

Beginning Thursday, January 6, 2022

Call or text Candy DeVore at 407.717.9335, or email at

Raising Children with Special Needs—A class for parents

Beginning Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, text or call 407.717.9335, 

or email

DivorceCare—Find Help—Discover Hope—Experience Healing

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., beginning January 18, 2022

For more information –

DivorceCare for Kids

Join us for a 10-week course beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Forest Lake Church.

Email Candy DeVore to register –

Blossom – Women's Retreat 2022

English: February 25-27

Spanish: March 4-6

For more information, go to,

or call 407.644.5000, ext. 2151.

2022 Great Controversy Tours to Europe

March 18 - 31 and June 17 - 30

Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and prophetic interpretation will lead tours to make Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. A most exciting experience! Call 269.815.8624, or email:

Friendship Café

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Main Lobby

House of Prayer

Join us for our series, Ambassadors of Hope, at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 6 - Dec. 29.  

We are using the book Peace above the Storm, a sharing version of Steps to Christ.

Bring a friend!

Books will be available every Wednesday, and in the office during the week.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, (or via the livestream) 

Prayer Room

Sabbaths, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., East Lobby

Ongoing Events

Gift of Poinsettias

Celebrating the gift of the Christ Child with their church family through the gift of poinsettias are:

The Alvarez Family

Stephanie Borland & Family

Maricel & Jordan Garcia

Tammy Harbour

The Headley Family

Robert & Helen Henderschedt

The Hoatsons

Gwen Howard

Pastor Marion & Mary Lou Kidder

Pastor Tim & Shiree Nichols

Mark & Cindy Offenback

The Rodgers Family

Jo Ann Roth

Ruben & Shari Ruban

Ed & Jan Seltmann

Sharon & George Shaw

Neal, Ruth & Cassie Smith

Employment Opportunities

Forest Lake Church (FLC) is looking for a Communications Director.

For more information, click here.

A Better Choice (ABC) is hiring! 3 openings available. 

For more information or to apply, click here

Cards of Hope

Do you enjoy crafts? Join our newest ministry which makes beautiful, handmade cards

for our church family and community! 

For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Dettlaff at

FLC Newsletter

For weekly updates on what is happening at the Forest Lake Church, sign up here for our weekly newsletter!

Affordable Housing

Home and apartment rents in Metro Orlando have increased in the last year and will likely continue to rise. This has become a serious problem for many in our area who are already struggling financially. The church office is frequently receiving calls from those looking for a room/in-law suite to rent from a Christian individual/family.

If you have a room or apartment available to rent (or know of someone who does), please share your information with the church office. We will be glad to pass it along to someone in need of affordable housing.

Contact: or 407.869.0680

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 2nd ReadingLe-Roy Mormontoy from Whole Life Seventh-day Adventist Church – Orlando, FL

Memorial Announcement

Frank Gregory, father of Sandra Gray, passed away on October 23.

A memorial service was held on December 20 at Highland Memorial Gardens.

David Daughtry, husband of Patti Daughtry, passed away on Friday, December 10.

Funeral arrangements will be made after the first of the year.

Prayer Requests

The Staff at Forest Lake Church is always praying for you, but if there are specific prayer requests you would like mentioned during our worship services, please contact the church office at (407) 869-0680.

Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder/Pinto/Sheppard: Room 3

Burns/Lind/Vasquez: Room 4

Bridge Builders: Room 5

Sharing the Word: Room 6

*Gordon/Jones: Room 11

Walking in the Word: Room 12

Russian-Speaking: (Elda's Place - Quilting Room)

McCoy/Shed: Room 14

Fervent: Room 15

*Gen neXt: Room 16

Grace and Truth: Room 25

Friends Talking Faith: Room 26

Life & Teachings of Jesus: Room 27

Seekers: Room 28

*Also available virtually

Stewardship Report

For an updated financial report, please click here.

Support Groups

New groups starting!  For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at