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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!
Welcome to our weekly newsletter
Join us this Sunday,

18th July 2021

10 am. via Zoom

On-line ONLY

Stay at Home and Please Join us on ZOOM!

(computer, tablet or smartphone)

Due to COVID19 health measures, our worship services until further notice will NOT be in-person

Wherever you are in the world, please join us online using the Zoom application or
  this link via your browser:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85269401114…
(tick “Always allow https://us02web…. to open Zoom”)
Meeting ID: 852 6940 1114
Passcode: 249320
Please also see “Online Notes” below

This Sunday’s Sermon
is delivered live on Zoom by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Revd. Chee’s sermon is entitled:
“He is our Peace”
Our Scripture Readings:
Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22*
and

Gospel: Mark 6: 30-34*53-56* (*click to open the Bible pages)

Pastor Chee notes:
Our lectionary readings continue from last week’s lessons in Ephesians and Mark.

If you are a regular church attender, you will be very familiar with the event of the feeding of the 5,000. We have Mark’s short version here. Mark goes straight to the point and directs us to Jesus. Indeed, it should be so and there’s no highlighting the disciples, the young boy nor even the five loaves and two fishes.

The disciples have returned from a mission and gathered around Jesus, telling him their stories about the mission. It was a joyous accounting of what had happened on their mission.  Our Sunday gathering should reflect this – praising the Lord about our mission in daily life and the week gone by. It is sad that we seldom do this in our services whereby people give their testimonies and praise God for his provision for their mission.

Paul reminds us that our mission is to all and indeed this is God’s will, reconciling all to him. It does not matter where the mission leads us, we go as the Spirit directs. It may be to aliens and foreigners and others whom we are not accustomed to. It does not matter. We minister to all, regardless.

It sounds scary for the disciples and indeed ourselves to embark on a mission to strangers. However, Paul assures us that Jesus is our peace and it is this that we demonstrate to all.

What the world needs in times like ours is Jesus. Dare we proclaim this to the whole world?

Blessings,

Chee

Online Notes
about ICB worship on Zoom:
Please come on time and allow a minute or two to connect.
You will be muted” upon entering the zoom room with the musical prelude on. Please stay muted during the service.
Pastor Chee suggests, “while you listen to the prelude, please pray for the service to run smoothly for God’s glory.  There’s plenty of time to chit chat in the break out rooms after the service.”
VISIT our NEW
ICB Sunday School Facebook Page!!

HERE
https://www.facebook.com/ICB-Christian-Education-106748784983710
(copy this URL into your browser)
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!
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.
ICB Outreach Partner for July 2021 is

Chaiyapruk Children’s Home

Offering a Christian home for abandoned children
in Nakorn Nayok Province, 70 Km north-east of Bangkok,
The Chaiyapruk Foundation has provided a home for over 100 children for more than 35 years.

“We give them roots; we give them wings”

Our Outreach Partner writes:
Drs. Cleopundh and Somsak Soorapanthu started the home in 1984 and the Foundation one year later. The home moved 5 times in its first 5 years but in 1990 a permanent home was made available by a generous family beside an irrigation canal in Nakorn Nayok.

Self-Sufficient Living
is and always has been one of our our main goals and living beside a canal is a blessing enabling us to try our many kinds of plantations, from palms to eucalyptus to lemongrass, on our large area of land.

A big challenge is the annual wet-season floods which often sweep away our organic soil.  Nevertheless, we have not let this discourage our goal. We are now more determined to find ways to build stronger flood barriers.

The children take care of our store of earthworm fertiliser the main nutrient to organic vegetables, which we raise off the ground to avoid the floods.

ICB: God’s Special Blessing

Many of our projects would not have been possible without the help of ICB outreach donations. In recent years, your donations have enabled us to improve toilet sanitation, repair residence walls and replace the dilapidated electric transformer and wiring throughout our compound.
We are so very grateful for how God brought ICB into our lives.

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 name of benefiting partner)”
[email protected]
Find out more about our outreach partners

Notices


While Sunday School is unable to meet in-person during this time, Parents and carers are reminded that our teachers are posting materials for children on Facebook (Click Here).
You are welcome to email Kru Fah at [email protected]


ICB’s ‘Line’ chat group ( @ICB Morning Service ) contains last minute news and information. Please feel free to join this. We also post news on our Website and on the ICB FaceBook page.

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: [email protected]
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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