Order of Service
–Prayer Focus of the Week: Small Groups
–Scripture Reading: James 4:1-10 (ESV)
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
–Worship through Music
–Message: Pastor Trace (Q&A number – 760-505-0843)
Big Sunday – Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, which means it is BIG SUNDAY! It will be a Family Service so all the children will be in service with us…AND…it will be OUTSIDE! Big Sunday is also a potluck breakfast, and all are welcome (encouraged) to participate. If you’re able to bring a breakfast dish to share with the congregation, please bring it by 9:30am so we can enjoy it before service.
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.
Our Fall Life Group session began last week and will continue at the Massie home, 1615 Calle las Casas, Oceanside at 6pm every Friday. We’ll be having dinner together and studying the book of James. If you are not on the church’s Band account, please sign up–this is where we post meals and Life Group info.
Come Hungry – Join us today for our last Come Hungry of the Summer! We’ll be holding our Annual Chili Cook-off & Cornhole Tournament right after service here at the school.
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-1pm. 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. Our next training will be September 10th from 9-11am. We still need volunteers specifically in the areas of coaches, assistant coaches, and snack area, Please respond to this email as soon as possible if you are interested in serving!
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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