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6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, Florida 34228

(941) 383-6491

THE CHAPELINE

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson


"A Little Rain Must Fall"


Hello Chapel family! I pray that you are safe and healthy this week!  


Is it cooler where you live? On the island, it's a little cooler, but the temperatures are still exceeding 90 degrees. For those of you who live in less tropical climates, the evenings can often supply your ground with some much-needed, temperature relief, even if just for a little while. You'll have to trust me on this one: your evening temperatures make all the difference in the world.


In the tropics, it's always hot in the summer, even during nighttime. Since the roads and sidewalks never cool down in the evenings, the heat from each previous day is still lingering when each new day begins. It's a perpetual cycle and the ground never has a chance to recover. It's similar to setting the oven at 350 degrees and never turning it off.  


However, there is hope in something: The rain. Though most of us are a bit tired of the September rain in South Florida, the rain is providing us with some much-needed temperature relief. Sure, we are losing part of each day due to some unpopular weather, but during the rest of the day, I am finding that it is much more comfortable. The rain is cooling the streets and sidewalks, as well as helping our grass and foliage to stay lush and green.


I'm learning that a little rain needs to fall each day. If it was always sunny and bright outside, our tires would have melted on the roads long ago. Instead, since a little rain is falling each day, I'm able to better appreciate the tropical sun, swaying palm trees, and ocean breeze. I'm not suffering, by any definition and I ain't singing the blues, either.  


A little rain is a good thing. Find a way to enjoy it! (Of course, this article is supposed to be a metaphor for life. However, if it also makes you feel sorry for those of us who live on the island full-time, then that's just an accident.)


Stay safe and healthy! 


Blessings, Brock.

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

September 18, 2022


Sermon Title

"The Powers That Be!"


Scripture

Romans 13


Watch Sunday Worship LIVE at 10 am (EST) on our Website

Click Here: Sunday, September 18th Worship

Click Here to view our PREVIOUS Worship Services
Click Here on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (EST) for Bible Study online via Zoom

"Drats!" After much prayer and consideration, our own Janie Peterson has decided to step back from Chapel employment and continue at the Chapel as a dedicated volunteer. As a result, our Office Manager position is open! Do you know someone who might be interested? If so, have them contact Rev. Brock or Susan Schaefer at the Chapel Office. Expected hours needed for the position are Monday - Thursday, 8 am to 3 pm. 

IS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION UP TO DATE AT THE CHAPEL?


This summer the staff has been reviewing and updating the contact information in our files. In quite a few instances we found that we didn’t have the most recent information on file. Please remember to keep the Chapel advised when you have a change of address, phone number or email address.

 

Special help is needed from our snowbirds. Please let us know the dates you will be “up north” (example: 5/1/22 – 11/1/22) so we can be sure all of our U.S. Postal Service mailings go to the right place. Later this month we will be mailing the Chapeletter, and having your “up north” dates in our database will assure it is mailed to you at the right address. We don’t want you to miss out on seeing this informative newsletter!


Please email the office with your updates ...


admin@longboatislandchapel.org

CARD MINISTRY


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


The Chapel Friends Committee sends out birthday cards, anniversary cards, and thinking of you cards to members. 


Help is needed each month to address the envelopes and mail the cards. The cards, stamps and a list of names and addresses are provided. 


Your efforts will bring happiness and good cheer to our members on their special day or in times that care and comfort are needed. 


Please contact the chapel office to volunteer or for more information. Thank you for being a part of this fun project!

 

(941) 383-6491   

admin@longboatislandchapel.org

No Shifting Sands

this week 


Thursday, September 15th


due to the 3rd Thursday

Board of Trustees Meeting

Click Here for more information about Shifting Sands

Whitney Beach Plaza Merchants


invite you to


CLAWS FOR A CAUSE


Friday, September 16th

10:30 am – 3:30 pm


Whitney Beach Plaza, 6838 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

featuring

THE MAINE LINE FOOD TRUCK

Bringing Specialties from Maine to Sarasota ... VOTED #1 LOBSTER ROLL IN SARASOTA

 Shop the Plaza!

Whitney Beach Plaza’s

participating Merchants

will be donating 10% of sales to …

Charitable Outreach


SATURDAY “BACKYARD” SOCIAL and POTLUCK

 

Saturday, September 17th

5:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Shook Fellowship Hall,

 

Coordinated by: Membership Committee

Carol Peschel, 941-383-0538 or 941-400-2427       

 

Hosted by: Judy and Gordon Govalet

 

Come join us for a potluck simple supper with all food supplied by attendees.

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

 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage)

AND

an Appetizer, Salad or Dessert to share


SIGN UP SHEET IS IN SHOOK FELLOWSHIP HALL!!!

CHAPEL

BOOK CLUB


Monday, October 10th


The next meeting of the Chapel Book Club will be on October 10th at noon at the Lazy Lobster.


Please sign up on the list in Shook Fellowship Hall at the Chapel or let Judy Achre know at paulandjudy@gmail.com if you plan to attend.


The book we will be discussing is Sooley by John Grisham.

Historical Manatee County Dinner and Walking Tour

Downtown Bradenton

NEW DATE ADDED ...


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th


There was such a huge response to the Monday, October 31st event that is is already SOLD OUT so we have added an EXTRA date!


If you signed up for Monday, October 31st you now have the option to attend on the Sunday, October 30th instead.


Sign-up sheet is in Shook Hall

Author and historian Liz Reed will lead us on a 1-mile slow walking tour that will last approximately 90 minutes through downtown Bradenton giving us history and sometimes ghost stories that locals have shared with her.

 

Reservations Required


Limited to 20 people per Night

 

$20.00 per person for the Walking Tour and Guide

Tour Payment will be collected the night of the tour!

 

Dinner will be Separate Checks

 

Join us for dinner or walk

or BOTH!

 

******** TWO DIFFERENT DATE OPTIONS ********

 

Monday, October 31, 2022 – SOLD OUT (unless someone cancels)

 

Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Spots Still Available

 

4:00 pm     Meet in the chapel parking lot to carpool

 

5:00 pm     Dinner at Pier 22 Waterfront Restaurant

 

7:00 pm     Walking Tour will depart from City Hall in downtown Bradenton

 

Call Valarie Evanko at (330) 806-2351 or email val.evanko@gmail.com

SOCK IT TO ‘EM &

TIE 'EM UP!


Charitable Outreach in Action


It’s September and that means school is in full swing. Charitable Outreach is asking for donations of all sizes of young people’s socks and shoe laces.


Amazon has fun socks and shoelaces of

all kinds. Take a look at the twirling, no tie laces in neon colors.


Don’t forget use smile.Amazon.com

so the Chapel Benefits

from your purchases


Instructions are provided

at the end of this newsletter


You can even have the package shipped directly to the Chapel.


Want to drop off your donations in person? Look for the poster and the basket in Shook Fellowship Hall.


These items will go to Stillpoint Mission in Bradenton.

Mark Your Calendars and Save These Dates

More Info to Come!


Sunday, October 16th - 2nd Annual Golf Outing

Saturday, October 22nd - Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, November 6th - Homecoming Brunch


Would you like to honor or remember

someone with FLOWERS in Sunday Worship?


Would you like to sponsor

SPECIAL MUSIC during Sunday Worship?


Contact the Chapel Office

(941) 383-6491

admin@longboatislandchapel.org

Servers Always Needed


Servers for Fellowship Hour following the Sunday Worship Services are always needed.


If you would like to help with preparation or serving following the Sunday service please sign up on the sign up sheet in Shook Fellowship Hall or contact Vickie.


Vickie Van Meier

 (941) 388-7284

victoriavanmeier@yahoo.com

IN OUR PRAYERS

Amy James

Carola

Chuck

Dennis Cooper

Don

Elisa

Ethel Doughty

George

Hudson

Betty Jo Haas

Kelly Johnson

Jaclyn Lenhart and Family

Kathy Logsdon

Lynn

Michael Kinney

Mike and Chris Dawson

Nancy Carol Morgan

Rogers Family

Sharky

Sean Walsh

and

our service men and women

WAYS OF GIVING


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 the Chapel office 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 website at www.longboatislandchapel.org. This may be one time or ongoing contribution, whichever you prefer!

Amazon will donate a percentage of each qualified purchase

to a designated organization of your choice.


Longboat Island Chapel is registered with Amazon and if you will select the Chapel as your designated organization, Amazon will donate a percentage of each qualified 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.

 Longboat Island Chapel

is registered with Amazon