(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
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In-person morning service now held at this new location: Scroll down for more details
We will join together
& on Zoom
this Sunday –
17th July 2022
at 10.00 am
Christian Student Centre
& on Zoom
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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
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Or by using the Zoom App.
Meeting ID: 852 6940 1114
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, 17th July 2022Sermon
is delivered in-person & on zoom by our minister, Revd. Chee Keong Yong
The Gospel reading presents us with an event that is often glossed over. It seems to be a minor domestic spat between two sisters – Martha and Mary. It is just a minor tiff that occurs among siblings – so perhaps, it is better to just read and move on to the next big story in Jesus’ journey.
What can we possibly learn from this situation? Remember, first of all, this is an account written by Luke to introduce Theophilus to Jesus. Luke puts this event into his Gospel for a reason. What do we think that Theophilus would learn from this minor altercation?
Martha proved to be a practical person. She is the person who fuzzed over the needed chores to be done especially in welcoming the Rabbi and his companions. It is not often that Jesus passed by their house, so the visit of Jesus gave her an opportunity to play hostess. There was the cleaning and tidying up of the house and there was cooking up a hearty meal for the travellers. She wanted to play the perfect hostess to honour the guests. The culture of the time was that the woman’s role was confined within the home – doing the household chores. Jesus was in the habit of breaking traditions. Would this be an opportune time to free Martha from this oppressive culture of subjugating women to domestic chores? Is this what Luke had in mind?
Mary on the other hand was not fussed about Jesus’ visit. She knew what she wanted to do and that was to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to all the tales of Jesus’ adventure. Surely, the wonderful tales of Jesus’ mission were not to be missed. Who knows when Jesus’ next visit would be? So seize the opportunity and have a break from the household chores. Perhaps, Jesus’ disciples can do some cooking just this once, she may have reasoned.
So whether one defends Martha or Mary or both and tries to strike a balance between the two, I do believe that we have missed the big picture here. Always, remember that Luke was presenting Jesus to Theophilus. The focus is not on the two ladies but on Jesus.
What do we learn from and of Jesus in the event? Would you like to know?
Come and taste Jesus this Sunday at our worship service at 10.00 am.
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.
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 at
Bangkok Christian Guesthouse (BCGH)
has been suspended until further notice.
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.
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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.
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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