December 4th, 2022 Bulletin

Order of Service 

Prayer Focus of the Week: Pillar San Antonio

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5–11 (ESV)

5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Worship through Music

Message: Michael Young, Advent Bethlehem Candle  (Q&A number – 760.505.0843)

Response Song

Lord’s Supper

Q&A Time


Members’ Meeting – Our quarterly members’ meeting scheduled is happening today following service. The meeting will be at the Martins’ home 4528 Arbor Glen Way, Oceanside and lunch will be provided. Please make plans to join us if you are a current member or are in the process of becoming a member. 

Aftershock Youth Compassion Project – Aftershock Youth Group is collecting items to build Blessing Bags for their holiday compassion project! Your donations would be greatly appreciated. See the list below for suggestions. If you don’t have time to shop, but would like to contribute you can give an offering and designate it to “Youth Compassion Project”. Questions? Contact Adri Furtado 760-429-5292. 

  • Toiletries: deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, period products
  • Cold weather essentials: Hand warmers, socks, scarves, gloves, chapstick
  • Food/drinks: Bottled water, Gatorade, granola bars, trail mix, tuna/cracker packs, beef jerky, other non-perishables
  • Other personal care items: Sunscreen, lotion, feminine hygiene products, washcloths, kleenex, bandaids
  • Small-denomination gift cards for coffee & food

Kids Christmas Party – The Furtados are hosting a Christmas party! Sunday, December 11 right after church come drop your kiddos off for some fun and festivities. Enjoy the afternoon, go shopping, catch a movie, or take a nap and then pick them up after they’ve been all tired out. Contact Adri Furtado 760-429-5292 to RSVP–lunch is provided!

Blockout DatesIf you are serving or plan on serving at Pillar Church over the next 3 months, we ask that you go into Planning Center or the Services app and enter any blockout dates you may have during January, February, and March. We need all blockout dates in by Sunday, December 11, so we can work on schedules. If you have not received a blockout date email or have not signed up for Planning Center/Services yet, please contact Kristy Martinez at (760) 505-2928 or [email protected]. If you aren’t serving yet but would like to, please let one of the elders or ministry leaders know!

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 is at the Massie home, 1615 Calle Las Casas in Oceanside, at 6pm every Friday and we’ll be studying through select Old Testament books. Please check BAND for more details. If you are not on the church’s Band account, please sign up–this is where we post meals and Life Group info.

Giving – There are several ways to give at Pillar Church. Click here to give online, or you may drop your offering in the box located on the Welcome Table. Thank you for your contribution!

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]

Email List – Want to receive weekly email updates from Pillar Church? Join our email list by signing up here. Don’t miss out on what’s going on each week! Also, join our Band group to get more connected. Text 760-505-0843 for an invite link.