6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

THE CHAPELINE - June 21, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"The Horse and Cart"

I became a pastor before I attended seminary. That sounds strange, doesn't it? One would think that folks need to be educated before accepting leadership in a local church. However, throughout the generations of humankind, the (worldwide) Church has primarily viewed the "Pastor" as the horse that pulls the cart. In this analogy, seminary (and life-long learning) is more like the cart. Without the horse to pull it, the cart is nothing more than a large storage tote full of books.

I know this is rather dense for a chapel newsletter. However, it paints an important reminder: We need not be formally educated or trained in order to serve God or even to help lead others when God urges us forward. Many of God's most effective leaders had (or have) little formal training.  Instead, they had (and have) at least one important quality:  Determined commitments to God and God's work.

No matter where we are in life, all of us can be leaders for God. Sure, all of us should try to learn more about what we are doing, but the learning need not come before we take a step forward. God has already supplied us with what we need to move forward and the LORD will provide the rest when we need it.

Each of us still has a purpose. Each of us still makes a difference. Each of us still has great value and we are "far from finished" in this life. Let's consider giving God a chance with the time we have. With God's help, pulling the cart ain't that hard!

God Bless. Brock

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"Weighing the Cost"

Scriptures: Luke 9:51-62


Watch Worship LIVE @ 10 am (EST) on our Website: Sunday, June 26 Worship

CLICK HERE to see our previous Worship Services.

Shifting Sands 

Shifting Sands meet this Thursday,

June 23 at the Chapel at

10:00am in the Ruth Cushing Room.

Pearls of Wisdom from Shifting Sands:


"The cost of a thing is the amount of

what I will call life which is required

to be exchanged for it, immediately

or in the long run." 

Henry David Thoreau, Walden



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.

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, Sean Walsh, George, Don, Grace and Chris Masefield Nancy Carol Morgan, Jaclyn Lenhart



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