6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

THE CHAPELINE - June 7, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"Gardening Tips"

Hello Chapel Family! Thank you for taking the time to read this week's Chapeline. It's easy to forget that taking the time to stay connected with the Chapel family is an important part of spiritual growth, both individually and as a church. 

Our Chapel family is a close-knit group, genuinely concerned about each other and seeking to serve God wherever we are needed. We recognize that the needs of the people and the community are evident year-round, not just "During the season" when everyone is here. The garden has been planted and it is growing!

Why is this important to remember? Because "Church" is not a sometimes occurrence. Church is an essential part of our spiritual DNA that dwells within us, 24/7. If we forget about church, it's like planting a garden and leaving it unattended for an extended time. Weeds will eventually appear and choke out the good stuff we're seeking. Or, drought occurs, causing everything to wither. However, when we give the church the attention it deserves by nurturing and fertilizing it, it grows and produces fruit. Even if we are absent, we can still work the soil, keeping the church healthy, growing, and well-prepared for our return.

At one time or another, all of us face times when we cannot physically connect with the Chapel family. That's okay. We learned during COVID that nothing can stop God's work, even if we can't physically till the soil. God's blessings will continue, and as long as we stay connected as best we can, we will be among the witnesses to God's great work through the Chapel!

Please stay safe and healthy. Your Chapel family loves you!

God Bless, Brock.

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"The Good Hurt"

Scriptures: Romans 5:1-5


Watch Worship LIVE @ 10 am (EST) on our Website: Sunday, June 12 Worship

CLICK HERE to see our previous Worship Services.

Shifting Sands 

Time Change (this Week Only!)

Shifting Sands will meet this Thursday,

June 9th at the Chapel at 11:00 a.m

in the Ruth Cushing Room.

Pearls of Wisdom from Shifting Sands:


"There's not a chapter of our story that is authorized by us. It's all written by the One who is the definition of wisdom, power, love and grace." 

Paul David Tripp, author and public speaker

The Reverend Charlie Shook has recently published another book, entitled To Tell the Story.  This book is a collection of some of his favorite stories. Some come from famed authors like A.A. Milne or Mark Twain. Others are from ordinary people who have spun extraordinary tales. They are all included to take us captive and make us more human.  

After the service this Sunday, Reverend Shook will be available for the second and final time with signed copies of his book for purchase.



When:            Saturday, June 25th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Where:           The Pool Cabana at Tangerine Bay Club,

                            350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key


Hosted by:     Carol Peschel 941-400-2427 (cell)


Come join us for a “pot-luck” simple supper with all food supplied by attendees.

Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, all are welcome!

Please bring your own beverage (BYOB) and an appetizer, salad, or dessert to share.

A sign-up sheet is on the table in Shook Fellowship Hall for R.S.V.P.  

Renovation Project Survey

The Board of Trustees would like your assistance in providing feedback and thoughts you may have about making our Chapel bathrooms and entrance more inviting and welcoming. An explanatory letter and survey form have been mailed to members. Additional copies for Chapel friends are available on the table in Shook Fellowship Hall. The Board requests that completed survey forms be returned by June 25, 2022. Thank you for your participation…the information you provide will be invaluable throughout the renovation process.

The following books were suggested by members of the Chapel Book Club. We hope you enjoy them.  The Book Club will meet again on October 10.  We will be discussing "Sooley," by John Grisham.

                     An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

                     Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

                     Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

                     It Ends With Us by Allen Hoover

                     Last Summer At The Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland

                     Midnight Library by Matt Haig

                     Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

                     The Duchess by Wendy Holden

                     The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

                     The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe

                     The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

                     The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

                     Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

                     This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

                     Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Would you like to honor or remember someone with flowers in Worship?

Would you like to sponsor special music during Worship?

Contact the Chapel Office and we'll help make it possible!

(941) 383-6491

Sunday Morning Refreshments!

Would you like to help by bringing some goodies for Sunday morning, following Worship, at Fellowship Time? You are welcome to bring any of your favorite goodies, especially if some of them can be frozen! If you have questions, contact Vickie Van Meier, (941) 388-7284.


Kathy Logsdon, Mike & Chris Dawson, Dennis Cooper, Hudson, Amy James, Lynn, Michael Kinney, Carola, Barbara Childress, Ethel Doughty, Julie Burdian, Chuck, Eileen McTiernan, Elisa, George, Don, Rogers family, Grace and Chris Masefield, Nancy Carol Morgan, Holly and Jerry Koiro



Thank you for your generosity!


  • Checks and/or money orders written out to Longboat Island Chapel.
  • Direct withdrawal from your bank to ours. Call the Chapel office at 941-383-6491 for our routing and account numbers.
  • All major credit cards are accepted. Simply contact Chapel staff at 941-383-6491 to charge your one-time gift.
  • Ongoing monthly support via your credit card. Office staff will be happy to debit your charge card at the beginning of each month in an amount established by you.
  • Support the Longboat Island Chapel via the "donate" button on our homepage at This may be a one time, or ongoing contribution, whichever you prefer!
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If you are an Amazon shopper, please pay attention! Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to a qualified organization of your choice.  Longboat Island Chapel is now registered with Amazon, and if you will select the Chapel as your preferred organization, Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to the Chapel. This is free money for the Chapel, so please, register today!


Instructions for Amazon Smile: Log into your Amazon account as normal. In the Amazon search bar, search for Amazon Smile. When you are asked to select a charitable organization, search for “Longboat Island Chapel”. Select the Chapel from the list and you are finished. Then, each time you shop on Amazon, always begin by searching for “Amazon Smile” in the search bar. When you do this, it automatically triggers your donation to the Chapel. Then, shop as normal! Please help the Chapel by registering for Amazon Smile!