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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

Please Note:
There will be no in-person services 
until it becomes safer for everyone to meet again.

This week’s service will be on-line (Zoom)

Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:

We will join together

on Zoom ONLY

 this Sunday

13th February 2022

at 10.00 am.

We will NOT meet  In-Person
at Bangkok Christian College (BCC)
Only on Zoom
see below how to log-on
How to connect to on-line relay via Zoom
(computer, tablet or smartphone)
Wherever you are in the world, you are welcome to join us online using the Zoom application in the same way as we have been doing since May 2021

  this is the link via your browser:…
(tick “Always allow https://us02web…. to open Zoom”)
Or by using the Zoom App.
Meeting ID: 852 6940 1114
Passcode: 249320
Please also see notes below

About ICB worship on Zoom:
Please log-in on time and allow a minute or two to connect.
You will be muted” upon entering the zoom room.
Please stay muted during the service.
Please be patient as we try to overcome any glitches with our technical set-up at BCC. 

There will be an opportunity to chat to others on-line for a while immediately following the service this Sunday. Newcomers and visitors: You are warmly welcome to to introduce yourselves in our chat rooms.
13th February 2022


is delivered on zoom by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Revd. Chee’s sermon theme is entitled:
Making sense in the midst of strife
Our Scripture Readings are:
Old Testament: Jeremiah 17:5-10*Psalm 1*
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20*
Gospel: Luke 6:17-26* 
(*click for online Bible)

Pastor Chee’s brief :

When we read Scripture whether out of daily practice or the odd chance when we pick up the Bible, most frequently the question that confronts us is “What is the relevance of the text to my life and situation?” As we consider the texts from the Gospel and epistle reading today, the same question applies. What is the relevance of the Beatitudes and the claim that the Resurrection matters?

Take, for example, the text from the Gospel today – the Beatitudes. Are these sayings of Jesus to be descriptive or prescriptive? Descriptive in that they are to affirm those who are of the lowly station in life now will be exalted in the Kingdom of God. The prescriptive position maintains that Jesus is saying that all his followers should be poor, sacrificing to the point of hunger, and weeping over the mournful events occurring in one’s community and around the world.

For whichever position we take, what is the text saying to us in the light of our situation and times? We have all been affected by the pandemic for the past couple of years. The descriptive position exhorts us to accept the current predicament as life-giving. While the prescriptive view invites all to submit to the inevitable occurrence. I reckon that both positions are difficult for one who seeks the relevancy of Scripture.

Are we to read Scripture with this “fait accompli” mindset?  Surely, there needs to be a better way to understand Scripture in the light of our daily living? How does the church offer hope to a world crying out for answers to its predicament?

Come join us this Sunday on Zoom at 10.00 am. (Bangkok time)
Please scroll down below for notices about Sunday school, Covenants for 2022, and our weekly on-line prayer meeting on Thursday evenings.

Scroll further down to notices about the 2022 Church Council which will meet this Sunday afternoon.

The ICB policy on “Diversity, Inclusiveness & Unity” that was recently adopted can be read by downloading this file (click here)
or from our website:

Until further notice, our services will be on Zoom only until the situation becomes safer once more.
Please pray for those who have contracted Covid19, including those in our own congregation.

Sunday School will meet on-line this Sunday

ICB Sunday School Facebook Page!!

(copy this URL into your browser)

This Sunday, 13th February 2022
The Church Council will meet at 1pm
(on Zoom)
If you have any matters to raise with the Council
please email Our Minister and/or Council Chair

We still need to fill the following important positions:
Worship Committee Chair
Membership Committee Chair
Council Secretary

Why not get involved and join us?
There’s nothing to lose but much to gain!

Fear not!! Being on the Church Council is fun and a great way to get to know our church and its people better. It’s not hard and need not commit too much time.
No previous experience is required, just your enthusiasm to serve God through your church.
Newcomers to ICB can also apply providing they are willing to become church members. (Note: ICB membership does not require giving up membership of another church)
Or you can
volunteer to serve on a church committee to assist the chairperson. (membership not required but encouraged)
Weekly Prayer Meeting –

Thursdays from 7:00 to 7:30pm (pls join before 7:05)
This is a wonderful opportunity to pause for a few moments, however busy we are, and join together to reflect and pray for our Church, Bangkok, the World and for ourselves. You will feel better for it – and so will God!
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.
Urgently needed: Offerings to our
Ministry to Displaced Persons

to assist refugee families and asylum seekers currently residing in Bangkok
(details of how to donate are shown below)

ICB’s Outreach is presently focused on our
“Ministry to Displaced Persons”.  
which assists vital everyday needs for refugees and asylum seekers in Bangkok who come here from many nations.
We urgently need your further offerings to support this vital ongoing work of our church.

Thank you or your prayerful consideration for those in greatest need. We need more funding support to keep our commitments to them going through 2022.

Bank transfers are easy to do and very welcome
Please Donate NOW when it’s Most Needed!!
KasikornBank (KBank):  003-1-09408-9
Transfer your donation to the ICB Bank account above and please email your transfer confirmation with the message:
“For Outreach: month/year (or MDP )”

Find out more about our outreach partners
ICB is a fully self-supported congregation.
We gladly receive your donations.
KBank a/c 003-1-09408-9
More information on the ICB Website

Thank you!
Making a Covenant
with God and His Church


Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Please return the form shown below either by placing in the offering bag or sending to the church office:

61/2 Soi Saen Sabai 3; Sukhumvit 36 Road; Bangkok; 10110
Or you can scan and email to

International Church of Bangkok is a fully self-supporting church. We are not sponsored by any foreign church body and thus receive no outside financial assistance. In fact, we take joy to be a congregation who supports ministries all over Thailand!

We need over 5 million baht each year to cover expenses and keep our
ministry and the ICB community sustainable.

Your contributions to ICB may be tax-deductible under Thai tax rules.
For more information or to donate in US tax-deductible dollars, please contact the church office:

Covenant Form
After prayerful consideration for the year 2022,
I/We enter into covenant with God and His Church to:

Pray for my Church_______times per week.
Attend Worship_______times per month.
Give back to God the following in God’s tithe (10%) & offerings
Baht_______per week/month/year (please circle one)
Other Currency_______per week/month/year (please circle)
Serve God in ministry. I’m interested in (please circle):

Christian Education
Worship Prayer
Personnel & Property
Other ……….


You can email the ICB office for this covenant form or copy & paste the above to:

Missed a sermon?
Want to hear one again?

If you missed any of the recent sermons or would like to hear one or more again, recordings are available from Rev. Chee himself. Please let him know which Sunday(s) you are interested in and he will send you the link.
Send an email to:
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.

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