The Joy Of Generosity

Submitted by Ian Reid on 10 December, 2020

The Joy of Generosity

Please pray for all those families in our local community receiving Christmas COG vouchers over recent days.

In the main single parent families who have made contact over some years, but many new to us in 2020.

We are so thrilled to prayerfully and practically offer assistance to a wide range of people in all kinds of circumstances.

What a great privilege to serve God in this way.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction,

and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27

No Waste Of Effort

Submitted by Ian Reid on 8 December, 2020

Never a waste of effort!

Praise God for a young mother of 3 that we are able to bless with a Christmas Cog voucher recently.

This family were just so overwhelmed that we as a church would help make this period of the year a little more special.

Why would we bother?

Well here's why! She responded by saying "please pass on our thanks, we just didn't have much of anything this year after I lost my job in the travel industry. It's been so hard and so long, this is going to help so much."

Sometimes we think acts of kindness are a bit wasted but let's remember that God uses it all express His love toward all people.

Thank you Tuggeranong Baptist Church for the difference you make in our community!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Prayer through the Ages - A Prayer Of St Augustine

Submitted by Ian Reid on 12 November, 2020

A prayer of Saint Augustine

For your mercies' sake, O Lord my God, tell me what you are to me.

Say to my soul: "I am your salvation."

So speak that I may hear, O Lord; my heart is listening; open it that it may hear you, and say to my soul: "I am your salvation."

After hearing this word, may I come in haste to take hold of you. Hide not your face from me. Let me see your face even if I die, lest I die with longing to see it.

The house of my soul is too small to receive you; let it be enlarged by you. It is all in ruins; do you repair it. There are things in it - I confess and I know - that must offend your sight.

But who shall cleanse it? Or to what others besides you shall I cry out?

From my secret sins cleanse me, O Lord, and from those of others spare your servant. Amen.

Prayers Of Thanksgiving

Submitted by Ian Reid on 9 November, 2020

Prayers Of Thanksgiving

We are thankful to God for a successful four week trial in gathering on Sundays at Garratt St.

We pray for all those in our church community and trust in the Lord's direction and wisdom for our future together.

We are thankful for all those who do faithfully and effectively serve across the various ministries.

We are grateful for our reach as a church going far beyond our local community vis online worship services. We have so much to be thanks for!

Blessings Pastor Ian

God of all blessings, source of all life, giver of all grace:

We thank you for the gift of life: for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures life, for the love of family and friends without which there would be no life.

We thank you for the mystery of creation: for the beauty that the eye can see, for the joy that the ear may hear, for the unknown that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder, for the expanse of space that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves.

We thank you for setting us in communities: for families who nurture our becoming, for friends who love us by choice, for companions at work, who share our burdens and daily tasks, for strangers who welcome us into their midst, for people from other lands who call us to grow in understanding, for children who lighten our moments with delight, for the unborn, who offer us hope for the future.

We thank you for this day: for life and one more day to love, for opportunity and one more day to work for justice and peace, for neighbors and one more person to love and by whom be loved, for your grace and one more experience of your presence, for your promise: to be with us, to be our God, and to give salvation.

For these, and all blessings, we give you thanks, eternal, loving God, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Vienna Cobb Anderson

Thanks To God

Submitted by Ian Reid on 26 October, 2020

Thanks To God

Join me in prayers of thanksgiving as we thank God for His goodness and grace.

It has been so great to be able to gather these past few Sundays at Garratt St.

For those now able to meet and worship in fellowship reminds us so much of the deep value and benefits of community in Christ.

We continue to pray for the whole church of Jesus Christ. Local , national and international who all face various challenges and opportunities.

Thank you Father for loving and leading us onward together. Amen

“O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Ps. 95:1-3

Blessings to all!

Pastor Ian


Submitted by Ian Reid on 15 October, 2020


We praise God for His goodness and faithfulness during a challenging season of life.

We express our deep thankfulness to all who call Tuggeranong Baptist Church their place of spiritual belonging.

We are grateful for those in Elder and Leadership teams for their steadfast service as we navigate our path both in present days and into the future.

We are encouraged by the ministry of our Worship and Sight n Sound teams as they have ministered tirelessly to enable worship, fellowship and equipping each week (32 Tuesdays in a row!!)

We are deeply thankful to the Transition Team who have strategically and skilfully enabled our ministries and activities to resume in a safe and cohesive way.

We are thankful to the COVID-19 team who have prepared and planned and continue to serve in such inspiring ways as we return to gatherings at Garratt St on Sunday mornings from this Sunday!!

We thank you God for it all!!

Blessings Ian

The Ministry Of Grace

Submitted by Ian Reid on 8 October, 2020

Please join me in prayer asking God to move greatly in the lives of several people who are in great emotional distress.

These are very hard days in difficult times.

We are standing with people young and old in their pain and will continue to minister Gods grace to each.

It is such a blessing to be called upon as our church continues its witness and service in our local community.



Prayer through the Ages - Lead Us – St. Augustine

Submitted by Ian Reid on 17 September, 2020

Lead us, O God, from the sight of the lovely things of the world

To the thought of thee their Creator;

And grant that delighting in the beautiful things of thy creation,

we may delight in thee,

the first author of beauty and the Sovereign Lord of all thy works,

blessed for evermore.

Prayer through the Ages - Covenant Prayer – John Wesley

Submitted by Ian Reid on 17 September, 2020

I am no longer my own, but yours.

Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will.

Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you,

Praised for you or criticised for you.

Let me be full, let me be empty.

Let me have all things, let me have nothing.

I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service.

And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours.

So be it.

And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven.


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