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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

HOLY COMMUNION
Sunday
2nd July
Forth Sunday after Trinity

MORNING WORSHIP
 at 10am
Our Service is at
Bangkok Christian College

Sathorn Nua Road
(next to Surasak BTS station)

(It’s Easy to find Our venue location!)
BTS Surasak Exit 3 (Silom Line)

Google Maps ref:
https://goo.gl/maps/okQmxsSKHagYbDPy9

The map here will help you find our  morning  worship service held at this location as shown below:
People coming on foot, taxi and/or BTS should use Exit 3 (BTS station) and enter by the side gate on Sathorn Road.
Those coming by private car should use the gate on Pramuan Road only (ignore any no-entry signs). (Sathorn Road gate is inaccessible to all vehicles, except bicycles.)
PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally, the entrance is changed due to ongoing construction work. The gate guards will direct you to car parking space available within the school compound.

*Directions to Bangkok Christian College 

We will join together

 this Sunday

 

2nd July 2023

at 10.00 am

Bangkok Christian College

 

Our service will be conducted and sermon delivered by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
This week’s theme:
Who does the welcoming?

Scripture Readings for this week:
Old Testament: Genesis 22:1-14*
Old Testament: Psalm 13*
Scripture:  Romans 6:12-23*
Gospel:  Matthew 10:40-42*
(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:

The words from the Gospel reading today certainly need unpacking. Read it over several times and mull it over –

“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

The onus seems to be on the people who are not disciples of Jesus. So much of our efforts in the church are to welcome others to our services and provide “awesome” worship services. So we train people to offer hospitality.

Yet the clear indication of  Jesus is that it is the people outside that welcome the disciples who are sent out by Jesus. Have you ever been welcomed by others because you are a follower of Jesus? Or have you been rejected on account of Jesus?

These words of Jesus have implications for how we do missions in the world and in local communities.

Shall we come together this coming Sunday at our usual worship time to learn from God’s word?

 

Blessings

 

Chee

Sunday School meets every week for young children during part of the worship time. Parents are encouraged to bring their children of any age.

ICB Choir needs new singers!  Yes, YOU!
If you enjoy singing, please join our choir each week by arriving about 9 am, before Sunday service, for practice. All are welcome to take part, even if you have little or no music experience. (It’s fun and a good place to start!)
See below about why you should sing in our choir.

Sunday School takes place
every Sunday at SCC
(morning service).

For more 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)

This appointment will be on a renewable annual-contract basis with an initial trial period of 4 months offered.
Please help us search for suitable applicants for this important position in our Church by passing this notice around.

You can copy this notice by right clicking on it and saving it as an image (.jpg) file. It also appears on the ICB Facebook page and  ICB website.

The Bible Engagement Project

This is a global gathering in Kusadasi, Turkey. Click on the link for more information.

SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR MUCH MORE ON OUR COMMITTEES AND COUNCIL SEARCH
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YOU can serve our church
in 2023!!
Do you enjoy listening to the Choir?
Do you hum along to yourself?
Then why not join in with them as a singer and experience the joy of creating music with others?
Everyone of ALL AGES can learn (or relearn) to sing. It’s never too late to start, and ICB choir is the perfect place to do so.Why Sing in a Choir? 5 Healthy Reasons
REASON 1:  Musicality. It improves the way you hear music and intensifies your appreciation of harmony.
REASON 2:  Mental Health. Singing enhances brain function, strengthens feelings of togetherness, and reduces stress and depression.
REASON 3:  Confidence. Anyone can learn to sing!  Singing in a church choir gives you permission to make noise as part of a group and lose any fear of performing in front of others.
REASON 4:  Belonging. Many people feel isolated. Being part of a singing group fulfils the need for belonging and quickly forms social bonds. It’s a powerful ice-breaker, making new friends with diverse backgrounds, widening horizons and improving social cohesion.
REASON 5: Aerobic and toning. Singing is a wonderful workout for the lungs! More oxygen in the blood strengthens your entire body. Slower and deeper breathing gives a profound sense of well-being and is excellent to combat asthma and emphysema. Your posture in singing strengthens stomach muscles that support the spine, making you less prone to injury as you age.

So, what are you waiting for?
Come at 9 am on any Sunday morning and find out!
How to Get to
ICB Morning Services

At our present location at
BCC Bangkok Christian College
35 Pramuan Rd, Silom,
Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

A very short walk from BTS Surasak (Exit 3).
Click here for Google maps reference or follow the map near the top of this newsletter.

Directions:
People coming on foot, taxi and / or BTS should use Exit 3 (BTS station) and enter by the side gate on Sathorn Road.

Those coming by car* should normally use the gate on the adjacent Pramuan Road only. The gate on Sathorn road is inaccessible to all vehicles (except bicycles).
* Please follow guards’ instructions if a change of entrance is required.

Please enter Pramuan Road (runs between Sathorn and Silom Road) and enter the school through Gate 3. Make an immediate right turn and follow the side road to the parking lot with the basketball hoops. (Please take care as there is often building work going on inside the school grounds.)

Please remember The COVID Code is still in place!
With the recent start of the new School Year, BCC points out that, as recommended by the health authorities, all should follow social distancing to keep others safe.
We have members who have been infected lately and we do not wish others to also contract the virus. If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. Bottled water is available at all times and please wear a mask, especially when mixing with others or in crowded areas.
ICB Sunday Evening Worship at
Bangkok Christian Guesthouse (BCGH)
has been suspended until further notice.
Please contact Reverend Chee if you would be interested in having evening services restarted.
 

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: office@icbangkok.org
Thank You!!
ICB URGENTLY needs people like YOU!

Owing to several people leaving ICB and Thailand over the past months, the ICB Church Council is seeking people to fill the following positions as soon as possible and well as more members on all the committees:

  • Outreach – continuing contact with and support for our 8 social service partners
  • Worship – overseeing Church services
  • Fellowship – organising ICB community activities (more helpers 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        minister@icbangkok.org

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.

*Link: Church Policies

Coming Soon!
Follow this newsletter for recent news on the progress of this important work
Fellowship is essential for the wellbeing of any true community – Now that we can all meet personally face-to-face, we need to resume regular social events together.
At ICB, we wish to develop new ways to extend Christian fellowship among all of us during 2023.
We invite you to help with your ideas for weekly and occasional fellowship activities.
Contact Pastor Chee: minister@icbangkok.org
ICB 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.

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 – https://www.facebook.com/ICB-Outreach-Ministries-105101068484139. These are from
Cornerstone Chapel Hatyai, Songkhla
Rahab Ministries Bangkok,    and
Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation Bangkok.

Find out more about our outreach partners

www.icbangkok.org/outreach/

For further information, please contact Pastor Chee (minister@icbangkok.org)
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 formoffice@icbangkok.org or  minister@icbangkok.org
Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:
Email: minister@icbangkok.org
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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