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6th February 2022
is delivered on zoom by our minister, Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Most of us will be rather familiar with this story from Luke’s Gospel. Generally, it is a “call” story about the call of Peter. We gather this from Matthew’s and Mark’s versions of the story where the phrase “Follow me” is used.
Churches tend to use similar words as they seek new ministers. A call is issued to the nominated candidate.
Yet, a careful reading of Luke’s version gave little indication of this. In fact, Luke does not even use the phrase, “Follow me”. As such, we may well ask the question, “why not?” Most of us are sticklers to the normative. We tend not to like any deviations for it puts some of us out of joint, so to say. We may well cry, “Come on, Luke, stick to what is common.”
There are good reasons why he wrote this event the way he did. Remember, I spoke of this before, that we need to grasp the context before we can understand the text. Luke was writing or giving an account (his Gospel and the book of Acts) to a person by the name of Theophilus (a Greek). He was not writing to a fellow Jew but someone outside the Jewish faith and thought. When you write a letter, you will need to be careful as to whom you are writing.
Theophilus is not about to “follow” Jesus. You cannot convince a learned person like Theophilus to follow Jesus, like Peter and the other disciples.
For Theophilus to respond to Luke’s story and be convinced about Jesus, something more is needed.
Join us this Sunday, to unravel Luke’s thoughts in this story from Luke 5:1-11. We are on Zoom at 10.00 am.
On the first Sunday of this new month, Pastor Chee will lead a
Celebration of Holy Communion.
Everyone is included in this sacred blessing (via Zoom) in remembrance of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Please prepare beforehand a small piece of bread (or other staple) and a small cup of wine (or grape juice).
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 to important notices for you about the newly chosen 2022 Church Council members at our meeting last month. (Will you consider joining them?)
The proposed policy on “Diversity, Inclusiveness & Unity” was also adopted. You can read the final approved version at https://www.icbangkok.org
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.
Annual General Meeting
of International Church of Bangkok (ICB) held on Zoom on
Sunday, 23rd January 2002
the following members were confirmed to serve on The Church Council in 2022
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
Shani Jee (Co-chair Fellowship)
We still need to fill the following important positions: Worship 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 forour Church, Bangkok, the World and for ourselves. You will feel better for it – and so will God!
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
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 )” firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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):
Personnel & Property
You can email the ICB office for this covenant form or copy & paste the above to: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Church of Bangkok (ICB)
Advancing the Work of Jesus!
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We seek to advance the work of Jesus Christ by promoting and supporting spiritual growth, community and service to others.
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