6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

THE CHAPELINE - July 12, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"Images and Labels"

Hello Chapel Family!

This week, we explore an interesting story of two sisters, Mary and Martha, who are hosting Jesus in their home (Luke 10:38-42). Each of these two women is engaged in something important. However, Jesus shows them that one of the sisters has made a poor choice. Why? As I read the story today, it's confusing. Two thousand years ago, it was even more difficult to understand.

Martha, the elder sister, makes a small mistake, resulting in Martha receiving an unpopular label that has stood for generations.  Mary, her sister, makes a good decision and she has been enjoying the opposite label during that same time.   I don't think this is fair. One mistake (big or small) shouldn't label someone for life.  I mean, really, do labels matter? Why should any of us care what kind of image we portray as people, church, or community? 

Because in reality, we know those labels and images are important.  Yet, even when we are trying to portray a positive image, we can make mistakes. Then, even our best intentions become worthless as the world only remembers us by our mistaken labels and images.   This just ain't fair, is it?

This week during worship, we will explore this beautiful, first-century story.  Evidently, it is a big deal or we wouldn't still be scratching our heads about it, 2,000 years later.  

I'll see you this week at the Chapel!

God Bless, Brock.

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Sermon Title: "Dazed and Confused"

Scriptures: Luke 10:38-42

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Shifting Sands 

Shifting Sands meet this Thursday, July 14 at the Chapel at 10:00am in the Ruth Cushing Room.

Pearls of Wisdom from Shifting Sands:


"Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible."

- Cherie Carter Scotts - Best Selling Author and Executive Life Coach

Scholarship Sunday July 24, 2022

Please join us in welcoming our Longboat Island Chapel 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients and their families. They will be honored at the end of the service with a luncheon to follow. All are invited. We hope you will take the time to visit with and congratulate each of our special guests. 

MiMi Appreciation Day July 31, 2022

During the Fellowship hour following worship on Sunday, July 31, we will be celebrating MiMi Horwitz with a day of appreciation and honor. We will be presenting her with a basket of cards, notes, and tokens of esteem.

If you have something you would like to include in Mimi's basket, drop it by or send it directly to the Chapel office and we'll take it from there!

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, Elisa, Rogers family, 

Holly and Jerry Koiro, George, Don, 

Grace and Chris Masefield Nancy Carol Morgan, Jaclyn Lenhart



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