About ICB worship on Zoom:
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Please be patient as we try to overcome any glitches with our new technical set-up at Student Christian Centre. Newcomers/visitors online: You are warmly welcome to introduce yourselves via the Zoom “chat” feature.
20th March 2022
is delivered on zoom by our minister, Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Revd. Chee’s sermon theme is entitled: Age-old question about Suffering
Our Scripture Readings are: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13* Gospel: Luke 13:1-9*(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee’s brief :
The longer we live, it is inevitable that we will witness suffering in all forms and intensities. We cannot run away from suffering. We may question it. We may blame others for it. Suffering is there with us as a lifelong companion whether we like it or not.
In our current context, questions have been raised and will continue to be raised as to the suffering of the masses in Ukraine and elsewhere where conflicts are happening. There have untold sufferings as a result of the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. In recent times, the disastrous floods in eastern Australia have resulted in many losing their houses and possessions.
So questions are raised – why? Inevitably, for those of us following Jesus, we may be confronted with questions about the origins of suffering. Jesus, too, as we see in today’s Gospel reading was asked about the suffering of two groups of people.
This is not a question for Christians alone. Other faith journeys have attempted to provide an answer to the problem of suffering notably Buddhism.
Obviously, Jesus has a different approach in providing an answer. I invite you to our Sunday service either in-person or on zoom at 10.00 am.
May God be with you, Amen.
Please scroll down belowfor notices from Pastor Chee: information about Fellowship at ICB, Thursday Prayer meetings, and Outreach needs.
Scroll down, too, for news of in-person Evening services in April at BCGH (Bangkok Christian Guesthouse).
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 other wars and conflicts in other countries. d) for the people in Yemen, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa who lack both food and medical supplies and are close to starvation.
Sunday School will meet on-line this Sunday (not in-person yet)
Sunday Classes for young people of 9 to 13 years The former Faith Formation class has just ended but if you have a middle-school age child or children who would like to join a similar course, please let Pastor Chee know. If there are enough students, a new Faith Formation group could be started. email: email@example.com
from our Minister, Pastor Chee
ICB Morning Service
(in person and on Zoom)
At new Location
SCC Creative Space Coffee Shop
Student Christian Center
328/1 Phyathai Road
which is within short walking distance from BTS Ratchatewi. Click here for Google maps reference or follow the map at 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 potlucks 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. Immediately over the bridge, turn left into the SCC/CCT compound just before Evergreen Place.
There are limited parking spaces (free) in the compound but if full, you can park underground in the CCT Tower Building at the back of this same compound (there’s a small charge p/hr)
ICB Evening Service will restart on the first Sunday of next month, 3rd April at BCGH.
This is early notice to those intending to join in-person at Bangkok Christian Guesthouse, off Convent Road (BTS Saladaeng / MRT Silom stations). Services will start at 6.30pm. Please inform your friends. Watch this space for more details in coming weeks.
Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:
Fellowship is essential for the wellbeing of any true community – but it’s not so easy when we cannot meet personally face-to-face, though hopefully many of us will be soon.
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.
Mary Santhi has recently taken on the role of ICB Fellowship Chair but she needs a committee to lead!
Mary cannot undertake the work alone and so she is inviting you to join her in one of the most important and joyful aspects of the church which is appreciated by everybody.
Please send an email to Mary and she will respond by telling you more: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Mary’s early ideas for Fellowship is to recognise everybody’s birthday so we can all pray for every person on her/his special day. Birthday greetings are now appearing on the ‘ICB Morning Service’ LINE app. Unfortunately, our list of birthdays is far from complete and so, if you are in agreement, please let Mary know by email your special day (your birth year won’t be posted without your consent).
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 forour Church, Bangkok, the World and for ourselves. You will feel better for it – and so will God!
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.
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 )” email@example.com
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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):
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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.
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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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