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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

Sunday, 7th May
Fourth Sunday after Easter

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:

The map here will help you find our  morning  worship service held at this location as shown below:

Please note –
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 are to use the gate on Pramuan Road only. (The gate on Sathorn Road is inaccessible to all vehicles, except bicycles.)

*Directions to Bangkok Christian College

We will join together

 this Sunday


7th May 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: ” Show us the Father ”

Scripture Readings for this week:
Old Testament: Psalm 31:1-5, 15,16*
New Testament: Acts 7:55-60*
Scripture:  1 Peter 2:2-10*
Gospel:  John 14:1-14*
(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:


The text for the Gospel today has often been used at funerals. The words “Do not let your hearts be troubled” are to encourage those who are bereaved. The passage is also a reminder that anyone who is in Christ will share a life in the hereafter. It is encouraging to hear these words from Jesus.


However, I like to suggest that perhaps there is much more weight given by Jesus in this text on another matter. It is Jesus’ emphasis on his relationship with the Father. The word “Father” or “Abba” (Aramaic) is repeated eleven times in this short text.


In no other religions, do adherents use the word “Father” to describe their relationship with God. It will do us well then, to have a little understanding about our use of the word, “Father” in addressing God.


Come and join us on Sunday for the worship of God our Father. We will also be having the Lord’s Supper as we normally do on the first Sunday of each month.





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!:
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 more, below, about why you should sing in our choir.

At last week’s General Meeting, the following ICB Members were formally approved for serving on
The Pastoral Search Committee:

Grace Abueva
Analiza “Lizl” Amurao
Didid Dwiana
Kris Panijpan
Margaret McMillion
My Hang Tran

The committee will hold its first meeting this Sunday, May 7th, to organize its work.
Periodic reports on progress will be be given to all through this church newsletter.

Our search committee needs us to pray for them regularly as they start this most important task for our church:
May God grant them Unity, Spiritual Strength, Wisdom
and Endurance in what could be a long process.

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

For more news, please keep an eye on the
ICB Sunday School Facebook Page

(copy this URL into your browser)

Scroll down to discover how
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?
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: find out in next week’s newsletter…….So, what are you waiting for?
Come at 9 am on any Sunday morning and find out!
Covid Care and 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.

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 are to use the gate on adjacent Pramuan Road only. The gate on Sathorn road is inaccessible to all vehicles (except bicycles).
Please remember the COVID Code:
As still recommended by the health authorities, all are advised to follow social distancing to keep others safe. We have members who have been infected lately and we do not wish others to be also infected. If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. Bottled water is available at all times.

If you plan to come in your own car:
Please enter Pramuan Road (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 currently building work going on inside the school grounds)

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:
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:

  • Outreach – continuing contact with and support for our 8 social service partners
  • Worship – overseeing Church services
  • Fellowship – organising ICB community activities
  • Membership – welcoming new people to our church and maintaining contact with all members.
  • Personnel and Property – overseeing needs of our employees and facilities

None of these positions requires specialist skills nor a large amount of time.
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
Cameron (Council Chair)              or Pastor Chee  

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

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:

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 Pastor Chee (
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 form
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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find out more about
International Church of Bangkok

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For personal inquiries, more information and
church membership, please email
Rev. Chee Keong Yong:

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