February 25, 2024 Bulletin

Order of Service 

-Prayer Focus of the Week: Pillar Woodlawn

Scripture Reading: James 3:1–6 (ESV)

3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 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.

Worship through Music

Message: Chaplain Stephen Cloer- Paradox of Grace (Text questions to 858-210-9041)

Response Song

Lord’s Supper

-Question & Answer Time

-Baptism following announcements 


Leadership Meeting – If you are an elder, deacon, and ministry leader, please make plans to join us after service TODAY, Sunday, February 25, for a leadership meeting. Lunch is provided.

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 – If you missed Pastor Trace’s message on fasting, please listen to it here! He outlines why and how we’ll be fasting corporately.
We are starting our build toward the month of fasting in March. Remember, taking small steps over the next few weeks will better prepare us for the collective effort ahead. Here is a simple plan for the next few weeks:

Week 1 – Fast one meal (lunch is a great start or a block of time such as 10 am-3 pm) Two weeks ago

Week 2 – Fast two meals (breakfast and lunch or a block of time such as 6 am-6 pm) Last week. If you don’t usually eat these meals, then get creative on a different meal or period of time (e.g., you’ll fast 10 am-8 pm, or fast dinner and plan to eat breakfast)

Week 3 – Do the two meals again or try for 24 hours. A helpful rhythm is after dinner (6:30 pm) to dinner the following night (6:30 pm, eating that meal). So even though it’s 24 hours, you’re really only skipping two meals….plus all the snacking 😁. This week!

This leads us into the first week of March, which we’ll talk more about as we get closer, but the main idea is that 1 person will volunteer for a particular date in March, leading to Easter. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Resource for fasting – click 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!

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25th – Baptism Sunday!
            Leadership Meeting 


31st – Easter Sunday