THE FOREST LAKE CHURCH

SABBATH, december 4, 2021

Order of Service

Prelude

"Oh Holy Night" – Adolphe Adam

Liz Flores, Piano (8:45)


"Kings of Orient" – Fred Bock

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)


Gathering Song / Introit

"People Need the Lord" – Greg Nelson and Phil McHugh

Josh Flores, Violin


Welcome and Announcements

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]


Call to Giving

Marshall Meidinger (8:45)

Alexa and Alec Berrios (11:30)


Hymns of Praise

"Gesu Bambino" – Pietro A. Yon

"Gloria in Excelsis" – arr. Len Archer

Pan in Excelsis

Len Archer, Director


Children's Story / Prayer

Fiorella Meidinger

Carolina Martin (8:45)

Jayden and Zaraia Mohammed (11:30)


Congregational Hymn

"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (SDAH #130) – Edmund H. Sears

Pan in Excelsis

Len Archer, Director


Prayer

Paul and Elisa Adeogun (English & Italian)


Bell Anthem

"Emmanuel, Rejoice!" – arr. Linda Scholes

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director


Sermon

"Killer Comparison"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


Song of Response

"God and God Alone"

Kyla Spooner, Violin


Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


Postlude

"Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!" – Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)




*This week's offering – Church Budget 

    Next week's offering – Adventist Community Services (NAD) 










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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Connections Breakfast: New and Prospective Members

When & Where: December 4, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Choir Room (Main Building)

Please join us for a light breakfast where you'll get to know our team, explore ways to connect and find your place in our church family, and learn how to navigate FLC. If you joined FLC any time during 2021—or are interested in joining the FLC family—you are invited. We hope to see you there!


AdventHealth Bloodmobile

Sabbath, December 4, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (NOTE: New time)

You can make a difference today!

No appointment needed.

For more information, call 407.599.6006


Help Decorate for the Holidays

As we prepare for the holiday season, we invite you to participate in the joyous celebration through

providing live red poinsettias to be used to decorate our church.  Order forms for medium and large poinsettias will be available through December 6 in the church lobby or church office For more information, please contact Lisa Butler during church office hours.  What a great way to send a greeting to your church family for the holidays.  

Your poinsettia may be taken home at the end of the Christmas day worship service.—The Aesthetics Committee


Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, December 5

530 N. Donnelly Park Building, Mt. Dora

Hunt begins at 5:30 p.m.

Look for Pastor Jennifer to get your hunt list.

Join us after for a special treat.

Top three teams win prizes!


Family Movie Night

Friday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.

Join us under the stars for our annual showing of "The Star"!

Popcorn and treats will be provided.

We will meet at the picnic table gathering space.

Bring your camp chairs.


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!


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 findsupport@forestlakechurch.org


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 findsupport@forestlakechurch.org


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 – findsupport@forestlakechurch.org


Blossom – Women's Retreat 2022

English: February 25-27

Spanish: March 4-6

For more information, go to www.floridaconferencewm.org,

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: GCTours@mac.com


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) 


Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary


Prayer Room

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


Ongoing Events

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 michelle@design4dot.com


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:  dpinto@forestlakechurch.org or 407.869.0680


Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading: Tyler & Penelope Block and children, Amory & Arabella, from McDonald Road SDA – TN

Nadianne Padilla from Westchester Spanish SDA – Miami, FL; Cristian Padilla & Nalani Padilla from

Kendall Spanish SDA – Miami, FL.  They are joining their parents Marvin & Nadya in membership at FLC.

Jesús Rodriguez & Maria Zuniga and son David Rodriguez, from Altamonte Springs Spanish SDA Company – FL

Dimitry & Marianna Stolyar from Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL


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.


Rachel Meharry – Health (Daughter of Cecil and Valmae Lowry)

Viwe Kuse – Health (Son of Pumla Sibanda)


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 cdevore@forestlakechurch.org.