Leading Worship – November 26th, 2023:

Rev. Elizabeth Duffin, District Superintendant of the Central North and Southwest Districts

Jim & Julianna Kritikos, Worship Leaders

Welcome to Water’s Edge UMC! Please take a moment to let us know that you are here by recording your attendance on the blue clipboards in the pews. We are so glad you are here!

We would love to pray with you and for you! Please fill out one of our prayer requests and leave it in one of the baskets located at both the front and rear of the sanctuary. Prayer requests are located on the attendance clipboards and in the foyer.

All 3rd grade or older are invited to participate in a Youth Christmas Choir that will sing for our Dec. 10 service. We will have 2 rehearsals for this, immediately following services on 11/26 and 12/3 that will last approximately 30 minutes each. Contact tommi@watersedgeumc.org with any questions.

Ladies Who Lunch meets next on Tuesday, November 28 at noon at The Wheel Kitchen Cafe at 1905 Longmire Rd. Come enjoy a wonderful meal while getting to know other women in our congregation!

There will be a Candlelight Prayer Service on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM in the St. James sanctuary. Join us as we break away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to pray with one another and take a moment to prepare for the birth of the Christ child.

Save the Date! Saturday, December 23rd from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Water’s Edge will be making and serving Breakfast in the Park in coordination with Compassion United to over 120 people who are unhoused. Sign ups are live on the newsletter and at watersedgeumc.org.

Gifts to Water’s Edge UMC can be given by cash or check in the baskets located around the sanctuary. Online and recurring giving is available by clicking here. Thank you for your gifts and support of WEUMC.

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Announcements Jason Finger


O Come All Ye Faithful

O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem

Come and behold him born the king of angels

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation

Sing all ye citizens of heaven above

Glory to God, all glory in the highest

We adore You, we adore You, we adore You, Jesus


God With Us

You’ve come to bring peace, to be love, to be nearer to us

You’ve come to bring life, to be light, to shine brighter in us

Oh, Emmanuel, God with us

Our Deliverer, you are Savior. In Your presence we find our strength

Over everything, our redemption, God with us, you are God with us

You’ve come to be hope to this world for Your honor and name

You’ve come to take sin, to bear shame and to conquer the grave

You are here and you are holy

We are standing in Your glory (Lord)



Opening Prayer | The Lord’s Prayer



Lighting of the Advent Candle The Earnheart Family



O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear


Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height

In ancient times didst give the law, in cloud, and majesty and awe

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny

From depths of hell Thy people save and give them victory o’er the grave

Scripture Reading | Jeremiah 33: 14-16 Katie Pickard


Message Rev. Elizabeth Duffin


The Lord’s Supper


Come Lord Jesus (Even So Come)

All of creation, all of the Earth

Make straight a highway, a path for the Lord

Jesus is coming soon

Call back the sinner, wake up the saint

Let every nation, shout of Your fame

Jesus is coming soon

Like a bride waiting for her groom

We’ll be a church ready for You

Every heart longing for our King

We sing

Even so come, Lord Jesus come

Even so come, Lord Jesus come

There will be justice, all will be new

Your name forever, faithful and true

Jesus is coming soon

So we wait, we wait for you, God we wait, you’re coming soon

So we wait, we wait for you, God we wait, you’re coming soon