Upcoming Stable Events
Saturday 21 May
Bible Storytelling Catch-up BBQ
5pm – 7pm
Mt Louisa House of Praise
A time to catch-up for those who have completed the Bible Storytelling Workshop, and also for those who would like to find out more about Bible Storytelling.
Please RSVP by Tuesday 17 May.
Click here to make a booking for the BBQ.
Sunday 5 June
T150 Pacific Festival Parade
Stable on the Strand is participating in the T150 Pacific Festival Parade.
The parade forms up from 9.30am at Anzac Park; begins at 11.00am; and finishes at Jezzine Barracks around 12 noon, with the opportunity to display our entry and handout brochures until around 1pm.
We would love to have a cast of thousands to represent us.
Click here to register your interest in the Parade.
Saturday 16 July
Stable 2016 Trivia Night Fundraiser
5pm till 9pm
Trivia Rounds begin at 6pm
Northreach Baptist Church
Individual Ticket: $10
Table of 8 Ticket: $80
Children 12 and under free
Prizes for Trivia Rounds, Overall Winner, and Best Dressed Table (Christmas). Sausage Sizzle, Drinks, Snacks available for purchase.
Click here to book your Tickets.
Stable on the Strand News
Stable 2015 Archive
To everyone at this venue: It has been so interesting especially the entertainment from the stage.
We have had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much. ~ Helen & Peter
The Birth of Jesus
Luke Chapter 2
About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.
There were shepherds camping in the neighbourhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been born in David’s town, a Saviour who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:
Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.
As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the shepherds talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the shepherds were impressed.
Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
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