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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter


Sunday, 15th May

MORNING WORSHIP – 10am
(EVENING WORSHIP, 6.30pm. Scroll lower down for venue details)
Our Morning Service is at
Student Christian Centre
328 Phayathai Road.   
(NOTE: New Venue!)
100m from BTS Ratchathewi Exit 1 (one stop from Siam Station)

Google Maps ref: Click here

13°45’01.7″N 100°31’50.7″E

(SCC Creative Space Coffee Shop)
Please note: The above reference is correct. The Student Christian Center is incorrectly positioned on Google Maps.
An online Zoom relay is also available.
See log-in details below

The map here will help you find our
In-person
  morning service now held at this new  location:          Scroll down for more details

We will join together

in-Person
& on Zoom

 this Sunday –

15th May 2022

at 10.00 am

Christian Student Centre
&
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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85269401114…
(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 Student Christian Centre. 

Newcomers/visitors online: You are warmly welcome to introduce yourselves via the Zoom “chat” feature.
Sunday, 15th May 2022Sermon

is delivered in-person & on zoom by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Revd. Chee introduces his sermon theme this week:

Theme: “As I have Loved You”

Scripture Readings for this week:
Old Testament:   Psalms 148*
New Testament: Acts 11:1-18*

                             Revelation 21:1-6*
Gospel of Christ: John 13: 31-35*
(*click for online Bible)

The reading from Acts 11 is rather peculiar, do you not think so? It will be highly unacceptable for a Jew to eat with Gentiles. The dreams that Peter had were also controversial, to say the least.
In Asian culture and context, it will be highly acceptable to welcome people of other persuasion to join in gatherings to partake food at a mosque or even a temple. However, this is a highly sensitive issue for some Christians.
Yet, the dreams that Peter had were his explanation that God is doing a new thing here – it is breaking down barriers.
Whatever his understanding about others outside the Jewish faith was, he needed to overcome it. His prejudices must be overcome.
This brings us to the text from the Gospel – a short passage with a big message. The command to “love one another” is not new. This is an old commandment and every Jew would know it. However, there is a caveat. What may that be?
Join us this Sunday at worship services – SCC (10 am) and BCGH (6.30 pm).
Blessings
Chee

THIS SUNDAY!

In-person Evening service continues on Sundays. Worship starts at 6.30pm.
at BCGH (Bangkok Christian Guesthouse)
Please scroll down below for details

Please pray
a) for those who have contracted Covid19, including those in our own congregation and their families.
b) for the refugee families and other displaced persons residing in Bangkok, for their safety and well-being as well as positive progress in securing permanent resettlement solutions to their plight.
c) for the people of Ukraine both in the country and refugees as well as those caught up in wars and conflicts in many other countries, including in neighbouring Myanmar.
d) for the people in Yemen, Afghanistan, Mozambique and the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia and Somalia) who needlessly lack both food and medical supplies and are close to starvation. We pray that the recently agreed truce in fighting in both The Yemen and Ethiopia will transform into  permanent endings of hostilities in those countries.

Sunday School will not meet for now.

For news, please keep an eye on the
ICB Sunday School Facebook Page
HERE
https://www.facebook.com/ICB-Christian-Education-106748784983710
(copy this URL into your browser)

Covid Care and How to Get to
ICB Morning Services
(NOTES for in-person congregation)
At our new Location
SCC Creative Space Coffee Shop
Student Christian Center
328/1 Phyathai Road
A very short walking distance from BTS Ratchatewi.
Click here for Google maps reference or follow the map near the top of this newsletter.
Please remember the COVID Code:
All are advised to follow social distancing to keep others safe. A temperature check is required. We have members who have been infected lately and we do not wish others to be infected. If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and join us on Zoom. For safety precautions, the ICB Council has advised against any form of fellowship events for the time being. Bottled water will be available.If you plan to come in your own car:
It is best to enter Phayathai Road from the Patumwan intersection (at Discovery Center/MBK) and drive across Hua Chang (elephant head) Bridge, taking the left-most lane. Then, immediately over the bridge, turn left into the SCC/CCT compound just before Evergreen Place and Asia Hotel.
There are limited parking spaces (free) just inside the compound but if full, you can park in the CCT Tower Building at the back of this same compound (there maybe a small charge p/hr)


ICB Evening Service has resumed
EVERY Sunday at
Bangkok Christian Guesthouse (BCGH).

 Worship starts at 6.30pm. in the chapel
Join in-person (only) at Bangkok Christian Guesthouse, off Convent Road (BTS Saladaeng / MRT Silom stations). (There is limited free car parking space)
Please bring your friends
Below is a map of how to get to BCGH from BTS and MRT stations. Just a 5-8 min walk.
Safe short-cut hint: from BTS concourse floor, enter Central Silom Complex and exit at the back of the store on the ground floor into Soi Saladaeng 2. Turn right and walk for 2 minutes. BCGH is on the left (before Convent Rd). (From MRT, take lift from the concourse up to skywalk level and walk to BTS station then turn left into Central Silom Complex using the same directions as from BTS.)
ICB Church Council invites all members of the congregation to read and review the draft of a new document entitled

ICB POLICY ON BEING “MISSIONAL”
Here is the Link for downloading
This document contains a forward which explains the background and reasons for revising our understanding on how we can and should approach our mission to others.We apologise for those who may have tried to connect for a discussion last Sunday. Unfortunately, we were unable to set this up.
We will let you know when we can resume looking at this document together.

Fellowship is essential for the wellbeing of any true community – but it’s not so easy when we cannot all meet personally face-to-face, and have no social events.
At ICB, we wish to develop new ways to extend Christian fellowship among all of us during 2022. We invite you to help with your ideas for such fellowship activities.
Outreach 2022
ICB supports 8 ministries in Thailand. Our focus in 2022 is:
Ascertaining Future Outreach Goals with a new policy, much prayer and your input as a church member.
Building our partnerships with finances & prayer, visits &  listening to their needs
Creating a structure to more effectively help ICB love Bangkok.
Developing Finances so we can do more. This could include a bigger Tree Angels campaign in 2022.
For more information, please contact Pastor Chee ([email protected])
The ICB Outreach Committee welcomes new members to join our hardworking team to help ICB share the love of Jesus with Bangkok.
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH
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.
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!
You can email the ICB office for a covenant form
[email protected]

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: [email protected]
Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:
Email: [email protected]


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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