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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

13th August
Tenth Sunday after Trinity

 at 10am
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Meeting ID: 812 0427 5124
Passcode: 923864
Enter any time from 9:50am
Our service will be conducted and sermon delivered by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
This week’s theme:
Encountering the storms”Scripture Readings for this week:
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28*
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b*
Romans 10:5-15*
Matthew 14:22-33*

(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:

What do you make of the text in the Gospel? The event follows immediately after the feeding of the 5,000. Hopefully, you will remember that Jesus had wanted to get away after the beheading of John the Baptist. This was not to be as the people got to hear about his presence and they flocked to him with their needs. Instead of grieving for his cousin, he was thrust into doing the needful for the people.

This was followed by the feeding of the 5,000 which saw 12 basketfuls of food left over after all the men, women and children had their fill.

The above event was followed by this incident. Jesus sent his disciples away while he caught up with some alone time. After a night of prayer, Jesus strolled along the beach and saw his disciples battling a storm. He walked out to them.

Wow! I wish to have the ability to walk on water too, especially when I had to wade through flood waters a few months ago. It was at night and the flood waters were unpleasant, to say the least. Should I have focussed on Jesus? I was worried about what was in the water – monitor lizards (more like Komodo dragons), pythons, cobras, etc.

In the ancient world, storms and waves were likened to dark and hostile forces. The disciples would have this mind fearing for the worse to happen. In the midst of the storm, they could not recognize Jesus. It would have been a welcome delight when Jesus spoke to them giving them hope.

I wonder if Jesus will come walking on the water in places that have been devasted by floods, typhoons, hurricanes, etc. The point of the story is not so much about Peter’s ability to walk on water. It is about Jesus’ presence in the storms of our lives.

We are unable to make use of the BCC premises for the next two Sundays (13 & 20 August) owing to the school anniversary celebrations. No matter, Jesus’ presence is with us as we meet on Zoom for our services.





Sunday School will not meet for the next 2 Sundays but will resume at BCC on 27th August onwards.

  • The committee are working hard on applications received from those interested in becoming our next pastor.
  • The applications window has now closed.
  • Please continue praying for the church and search committee to hear the Holy Spirit clearly throughout the pastor search process.
ICB – Caring for Displaced People through partnership Life Raft International 

An updated document relating to the above has now been uploaded to the Policies section of our website. The ICB Council has been working with Life Raft International for many years in seeking to relocate people to various countries for resettlement. The uploaded document gives clear parameters of our relationship with Life Raft International. (Below are more details on our work with Life Raft.)

*Link: Church Policies


We, at ICB, support displaced individuals and families in Bangkok with regular financial support through Life Raft International.

We also offer congregational, emotional and spiritual assistance.
Who qualifies?
Those who have been granted (or are applying for) recognition as refugees by UNHCR.
Why do we need to help these people?
Ongoing support is needed to help them bridge the gap while they seek and wait for resettlement in another country, which most often takes many years.
UNHCR recognition very rarely means they can live and work freely in their country of asylum.

Read more about ICB’s partnership with Life Raft: click here
See more about the problem, and how
YOU can be part of the solution with Life Raft International: click-here
Donate to
ICB Ministry to Displaced Persons:
KBank: 003-1-09408-9 mark MDP and email your transfer slip to:
Thank You!!
ICB needs people like YOU!ICB Church Council is seeking people to fill the following positions as soon as possible and/or members on all the committees:

  • Outreach – continuing contact with and support for our 8 social service partners ….. and more
    Our newly appointed Outreach leader needs others to assist in further developing this important work of ICB. Email Deborah at 
  • Worship – overseeing Church services and planning for the future
  • Fellowship – In organising ICB community activities, more helpers are needed.

All you need is the motivation to help us to develop our ICB community and outreach partners with Jesus as our guide.

To find out more, please contact
Pastor Chee


The International Church of Bangkok
partners with Christian ministries throughout Thailand to advance the work of Jesus.

5% of ICB’s yearly total income goes directly to the outreach partners. Members and friends are also encouraged to give directly through the Church account.

In the first half of year 2022, a total of THB78,000 has been given to eight of our mission partners. Reports from three of them have been uploaded to our FB page – These are from
Cornerstone Chapel Hatyai, Songkhla
Rahab Ministries Bangkok,    and
Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation Bangkok.

Find out more about our outreach partners

For further information, please contact Deborah Foti, Outreach Chair (
The ICB Outreach Committee welcomes new members to join our hardworking team to help ICB share the love of Jesus with Bangkok and beyond.
ICB is a fully self-supported congregation.
We gladly receive your donations.
KBank a/c 003-1-09408-9
More information on the ICB WebsiteThank you!
You can email the ICB office for a covenant or
Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:
Internati­onal Church of Bangkok (ICB)

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

ICB is an English language congregation, composed of native and non-native speakers.
We are committed to welcoming people of all backgrounds to Christian worship for a diverse, inclusive and unifying faith experience.
We seek to advance the work of Jesus Christ by promoting and supporting spiritual growth, community and service to others.

ICB has a specific policy on “Diversity, Inclusiveness & Unity” recently adopted at our annual congregational meeting. You can download the file here (click).

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