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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

20th August
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

 at 10am
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Meeting ID: 812 0427 5124

Passcode: 923864
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Our service will be conducted and sermon delivered by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
This week’s theme:
Unfairness in life”

Scripture Readings for this week:
Genesis 45:1-15*
Psalm 133*
Romans 11:1-2, 29-32*
Matthew 15:21-28*

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

Allow yourself to step into the shoes of the Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel. So much of it is a demonstration of the unfairness we see all around us. By virtue of her status, ethnicity, race, etc., she was scorned by society on every side.

To have Jesus come along and be faced with the same scorn from the man known for compassion would surely be the last straw. She had been through so much in life that she would not be denied again, no matter who he is. She shouted at the top of her voice to be heard.

She was heard and Jesus responded and remarked on her remarkable stubborn faith.

Have you been in the same shoes as this woman? I see this displayed in media over and over again – desperate refugees trying to gain a foothold to a better life elsewhere. So many are denied and a lot by forceful means – KEEP OUT.

Will you be denied? What have you been denied by Jesus?

This Sunday, we again meet on Zoom. Please use the same Zoom link as last Sunday.





Neither the Sunday School nor the Choir will meet this Sunday. They will resume at BCC next Sunday on 27th August and onwards.

  • The Pastoral Search Committee has reviewed 41 applications and selected candidates for the next stage of the search process.
  • Those selected will receive a questionnaire that will be due on August 25.
  • During this period, the search committee will also review sermons.
  • In early September, the committee will begin interviewing a smaller group of candidates and gather references in order to recommend the best applicant to the church council.
  • Please continue to pray for wisdom and God’s guidance for committee members and short listed candidates as we approach this critical point of the search process.
  • Pastor Chee has accepted the Council’s invitation to extend his term with us until the end of November this year.
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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International Church of Bangkok

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For personal inquiries, more information and
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Rev. Chee Keong Yong:

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