Order of Service
–Prayer Focus of the Week: Oceanside Schools
–Scripture Reading: James 3:6–12 (ESV)
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.
–Worship through Music
–Message: Pastor Trace (Q&A number – 858-210-9041)
Come Hungry – Directly after service, we’ll be having our next to last Come Hungry for Summer 2022. Our Come Hungries are a church potluck that happen every other Sunday following service and are an opportunity for fellowship and family time. We’ll be meeting at Melba Bishop Park and the Johnsons are providing lasagna. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring anything to share, there’s time to run to the store, or if you are a visitor we would love to just share some time with you and treat you to a delicious family lunch!
August 14 — Melba Bishop Park, Johnsons hosting
August 28 — Del Rio Elementary, Annual Chili Cook-off & Cornhole Tournament!
Back to School Blessing – Pillar Oceanside will be serving our community by hosting a Back to School Blessing. On Saturday, September 17 several things will happen. First, we will be doing a mini sports camp, followed by a catered lunch, and handing out backpacks filled with school supplies. The event itself will run from 9am-12pm. More than just the event itself, our aim is to build some follow on relationships that may lead to spiritual conversations and disciple-making opportunities. We are also doing this simultaneously with several other like-minded churches at other parks in the area. We will all gather together afterward and celebrate all the Lord did…and there will be cheesecake. We will be holding two training sessions to ensure the event is the best it can be. These trainings will be on August 20th & September 10th from 9-11am. If you are interested in participating in blessing our community, please contact Trace at [email protected] or 760-505-0843.
Life Groups – Our Life Groups play a significant role in the life of believers. As their name suggests, we are literally “doing life” with one another. It’s in these smaller groups where relationships are deepened and the opportunity for biblical fellowship increases from Sunday morning interactions.
Life Groups take a break over the summer, and we will begin the fall sessions beginning on August 26th. More details to come!
ManDown 2022 – Within the Praetorian Project, ManDown men’s retreats have been held annually for the last 10 years on the East Coast. This year, that changes as we bring ManDown to Southern California! This 1.5-day event in October will help men to grow in their faith, deepen their love for Christ, and do all kinds of cool man-stuff. The event will join men from all three SoCal Pillar churches as we gather October 21-23 (Friday evening-early Sunday morning) in Idyllwild, CA. Registration is $99. Payment options are available, full balance due by October 15. Registration is now open! Click here to register.
Fight Clubs are same-gender groups of about three people encouraging each other to live a life aligned with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The ultimate goal is to love Jesus more, through our affection for him and our allegiance to him, by helping each other rehearse the gospel and fight sin. Fight Clubs strive to meet at least twice a month for an intentional, focused time devoted to the word and genuine fellowship. For more information or to sign up contact:
Ladies – Carmen Aponte – [email protected]
Men – Trace Martinez – [email protected]
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