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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

The Omicron variant of Covid19…

is the dominant strain and highly infectious in Bangkok.
There will be no In-person services for an indefinite period until it becomes safer for everyone to meet again.

This week’s service will be on-line (Zoom)

Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:
Please note: As Pastor Chee will be on leave during this coming week (Mon-Fri), for any urgent needs please email our Council Chair:

We will join together

on Zoom ONLY

 this Sunday

30th January 2022

at 10.00 am.

We will NOT meet  In-Person
at Bangkok Christian College (BCC)
Only on Zoom
see below how to log-on
How to connect to on-line relay via Zoom
for Worship and Annual Meeting

(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:…
(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 BCC. 

There will be an opportunity to chat to others on-line for a while immediately following the service this Sunday. Newcomers and visitors: You are warmly welcome to to introduce yourselves in our chat rooms.
30th January 2022


is delivered on zoom by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Revd. Chee’s sermon theme is entitled:
The Unwelcome Word
Our Scripture Readings are:
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7*
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
 * (*click for online Bible)

Pastor Chee’s brief :

Our Gospel reading picks up from last Sunday’s reading concerning Jesus reading from Isaiah at the synagogue in Nazareth.

“Be careful with what you preach back home” is a good reminder to all preachers. I am one year shy of reaching forty years of ministry. It has been a long journey and I must confess that it has been rather burdensome. I have often wished for early retirement but the saying goes, “no rest for the wicked.”  The “karma” from previous lives is weighing down on me, lol.

The point that I am making and one that Jesus was awakened to, came from this passage in Luke 4:1-30. Be careful with what you preached back home. Although, I have a difficulty in identifying “back home,” as I am ambivalent about where “back home” is. I have been to many places for ministry and mission and all have been home for a season.

Occasionally, I have had the opportunity of preaching “back home in some of these places”. It feels good to be back home but preaching back home is a different kettle of fish.

We all have our share of stories about the local boy/girl that made good. Perhaps, we are examples of the local boy/girl too. Why not? I would reckon that some of us ended up pretty well-heeled in life. Jesus was indeed well-heeled as crowds of people flocked to him.

To turn up at the local synagogue back home would have drawn a lot of town people to see Jesus – most out of curiosity.

“Be careful with what you preach back home” – Jesus should have taken heed. He did not have time for such political correctness. He was not playing the social game. His claim stirred up a hornet’s nest. He did not even mince his words – forthright he preached, stirring up controversies.

I have been a stirrer too. I have been pictured as holding a large ladle with a boiling pot in front. Stirrers never stay long. To follow in the tradition of Jesus, do not expect to stay long. I remembered the first time I was invited to pray at a home when I went out with a youth group for caroling. I based my prayer on Matthew 8:20 – Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Jesus’ life has been such on his journeys.

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Care to join this motley band of travellers along the dusty plains of Palestine?

Come join our worship service this Sunday 30 Jan at 10.00 am. All welcome.



Please scroll down below for notices about Sunday school, Covenants for 2022, and our weekly on-line prayer meeting on Thursday evenings.

Scroll further down for important notices for you about the newly chosen 2022 Church Council members at our meeting last Sunday.
The proposed policy on “Diversity, Inclusiveness & Unity” was also adopted with just 2 words changed from the original draft. You can read the final approved version at

Until further notice, our services will be on Zoom only until the situation becomes safer, once more. Please pray for those who have contracted Covid19, including those in our own congregation.

Sunday School will meet on-line this Sunday

ICB Sunday School Facebook Page!!

(copy this URL into your browser)

At the
Annual General Meeting
of International Church of Bangkok (ICB) held on Zoom last

Sunday, 23rd January 2002
the following members were confirmed to serve on
The Church Council in 2022

Council Chair
Cameron Macky
Council Vice-chair and
Finance & Stewardship Chair

Stephen Salmon
Fellowship Chair
Mary Santhi
Outreach Chair
Martin Cowling
Christian Education Chair
My Hang Tran  (interim)
Personnel & Property Chair
Carl Straub
Members at-large
George Amurao
Shani Jee (Co-chair Fellowship)
Jordon Shinn

We still need to fill the following important positions:
Worship Chair
Membership Chair
Council Secretary

Fear not!! Being on the Church Council is not hard and need not commit too much time. It’s fun and a great way to get to know our church and its people better.
No previous experience is required, just your enthusiasm to serve God through your church.
Why not volunteer and have a go?
There’s nothing to lose but much to gain!
Newcomers to ICB can also apply providing they are willing to become church members.
(Note: ICB membership does not require giving up membership of another church)
Or you can
volunteer to serve on a church committee to assist the Chair person.
(membership not required but encouraged)
You can get in touch with any Council member or email Our Minister or Council Chair

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 for our Church, Bangkok, the World and for ourselves. You will feel better for it – and so will God!
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 )”

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!
Making a Covenant
with God and His Church


Advancing the Work of Jesus!

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

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:

Covenant Form
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):

Christian Education
Worship Prayer
Personnel & Property
Other ……….


You can email the ICB office for this covenant form or copy & paste the above to:

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:
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.

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