March 3rd, 2024 Bulletin

Order of Service 

-Prayer Focus of the Week: Fasting

Scripture Reading: James 3:7-12 (ESV)

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: Trace Martinez – Paradox of Grace (Text questions to 858-210-9041)

Response Song

Lord’s Supper

-Question & Answer Time


Del Rio DonationsWe are collecting K-Cups for the teachers and staff of Del Rio once again! If you would like to contribute by purchasing K-Cups or coffee condiments, we will collect them over the next two weeks.

The principal has also expressed the need for an ice machine as they often do not have ice on hand when providing drinks for the staff. If you would like to help financially towards this need, please indicate “Del Rio teachers” or something similar on your envelope or in the “notes” section of PayPal if you choose to give online. If you have any questions, please respond to this email. Thank you for your kindness and generosity towards the Del Rio crew!

Fasting – We’re into our month of fasting. Please join with us in praying per the document here. You can also sign up to fast on a particular day, the sign-up sheet is on the welcome table. If you missed Pastor Trace’s message on fasting, please listen to it here!

Life Groups – Our Life Groups are in session! We have two groups meeting during the week and are both open to anyone who’d like to study the word and get to know people on a deeper level.

Wednesday Nights at the Furtados, 155 McKinley, Oceanside facilitated by Trace Martinez

Friday Nights at the Massies, 1615 Calle Las Casas, Oceanside facilitated by the Massies

Both groups meet at 6pm and have a potluck followed by a study. The Wednesday night potluck is dinner, while the Friday night potluck is dessert only.

Our Life Groups are designed to grow us spiritually, relationally, and numerically. We will cover a wide variety of topics in these mid-week sessions that will increase your biblical knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to grow in relationships with other church members as you “do life” together with them. Lastly, we must be regularly reminded that God is at work ADDING TO his family. His mission to grow his family is our mission too.

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

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!

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.    



March (month of fasting)

6th – Wednesday Life group at the Furtado’s
8th – Friday Life Group at the Massies
18th-29th – Life Groups on Spring Break
31st – Easter Sunday


3rd & 5th – Life Groups resume