6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

THE CHAPELINE - June 14, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"Monte Saved the Day"

When was the last time you locked yourself out of a car, office, or home? Have you ever lost your keys or accidentally locked them on the inside while you were still outside?

It has happened to me a few times. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. Locking myself out of something throws me into a sense of panic and fear.  As a result, I check and double-check to make sure I have my keys before I close the door, but still, every once in a while I'm forced to call a locksmith.  

In fact, in my last church, I locked myself out so many times that the locksmith's number was programmed on my phone. His name was Monte. I would sit outside and wait for his truck. When I would finally see his vehicle turn into the parking lot, I would take a deep breath of relief. Yeah, Monte was invaluable. He helped me at church and he helped me at home. I relied on Monte so much that I became even more careless than before, locking myself out more and more. Monte was always there to save the day. 

Do you have a Monte? Do you have someone who is always there when you need a helping hand? Have you told them lately how thankful you are for their listening ear, gentle spirit, and generous touch? Since this Sunday is Father's Day, this might be a good time to thank "The Monte" in your life. Whether your Monte is a neighbor, friend, or family member, give them some appreciation this week. Not only does it give them an incentive to keep helping, but it also lets them know that they are noticed, valued, and appreciated.  

Give your Monte a little bit of love this week!

God Bless. Brock.

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"How Will They Find Us?"

Scriptures: Luke 8:26-39 and Galatians 3:23-29


Watch Worship LIVE @ 10 am (EST) on our Website: Sunday, June 19 Worship

CLICK HERE to see our previous Worship Services.

Shifting Sands 

Shifting Sands will not meet this Thursday,

June 16th!!

Next meeting June 23 at the Chapel at

10:00am in the Ruth Cushing Room.

Pearls of Wisdom from Shifting Sands:


"There is no courage without vulnerability. Courage requires the willingness to lean into uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. It takes a lot of courage to show up and be all in when we can't control the outcome. Vulnerability is not oversharing, it's sharing with people who have earned the right to hear our stories and experiences. Vulnerability is not weakness: it's our greatest measure of courage." 

Brene Brown, Atlas of the Heart



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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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!