December 31, 2023 Bulletin

Order of Service 

-Prayer Focus of the Week: 2024

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (ESV)

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Worship through Music

Message: Pastor Trace Martinez – Excellence (Text questions to 858-910-9041)

Response Song

Lord’s Supper

-Question & Answer Time


21 Day Challenge – Tomorrow we will be starting a New Year’s challenge for those who are interested. It is a 21 day challenge based on a devotional book on discipleship. The daily reading is quite minimal, but the daily challenge requires a bit more effort. Please prayerfully consider whether this is something you would like to participate in. Trace will start a separate chat in Band so that we can correspond about our progress and check in with each other. You can also get the book from Trace after service.

New Year’s London Time Celebration – Ring in 2024 with us, London Time! 3PM, 804 Henderson Ct, Oceanside (aboard Camp Pendleton). Join us at the Johnsons’ for a NYE party as we celebrate the New Year and still get home in time for a good night’s sleep. Bring your favorite dessert or appetizer to share. Anthony and Anna live on base, so if you don’t have base access, please connect with someone to carpool or let one of the elders know you need a ride.

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] 

Self-Assessment Link Here 

Meet-up Guide Link Here

Life Groups – Our Life Groups are on break for the holidays and will resume the week of January 15th.

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!

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31st – New Year’s Eve Celebration — London Time 3pm at the Johnson’s (on base)

20th – Children & Family Ministries Child Abuse & Reporting Training