6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

THE CHAPELINE - May 24, 2022

FROM Rev. Brock Patterson

"Sandy Beaches"

Hello Chapel family! Memorial Day is upon us which means that summer is here!

I used to have summertime dreams of beaches and crystal-clear water. Now that I live at the beach full-time, I would have thought that my dreams of beaches would have faded. They haven't. I still dream of the beaches, but now I dream of a beach that won't track sand on my newly-swept tile floors. I'm much more concerned with sand creeping into uncomfortable places than actually enjoying a walk along the beach. Truth be told, I actually avoid the beach just because I don't want to clean up the sand.  

Isn't that terrible? When I speak to family and friends, they often ask, "Do you go to the beach every day?" Unfortunately, I don't give them the affirmative answer they expect.  

I'm not sure if this means that I have officially become a beach-dweller or that I can officially be called a "Dud". One of God's greatest creations is in front of me yet I still hesitate because it makes me vulnerable to some occasional discomfort.  

There's a lesson in there, somewhere. But is the lesson to not overlook the obvious blessings God provides? Or, is the lesson to not worry about becoming vulnerable to the new blessings God brings? Either way, we come out ahead because God is always providing for us.

Summer has arrived! Don't forget to give thanks to the LORD, every day! We have plenty of reasons (in addition to the sandy beaches) to be thankful!

God Bless. Brock

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"Searching the Oceans"

Scriptures: Luke 24:44-53


Watch Worship LIVE @ 10 am (EST) on our Website: Sunday, May 29 Worship

CLICK HERE to see our previous Worship Services.

Shifting Sands

Next Meeting May 26

Shifting Sands will meet this Thursday, May 26th at the Chapel at 10:00 a.m.

Pearls of Wisdom from Shifting Sands:


“There's nothing more beautiful: the sharing of your soul, so bravely with our beloved, broken world.”

― Whitney English, author and entreprenuer

The Chapel Office and the Lord's Warehouse

will be Closed Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day.

SOCIAL HOUR to benefit the Charitable Outreach’s, "OH BABY!" collection.

Please join us for a Social Hour on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Shook Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

Please bring:

·       Your own beverage (BYOB)

·       An appetizer to share

·       Most importantly, a item for the OH BABY! Collection (suggested items are listed below)


The Charitable Outreach Committee is collecting baby items including onesies, booties, toys, blankets, diapers, wipes, etc. All items will be donated to the Cyesis Program at Riverview High School in Sarasota. The goal of this program is to encourage teen parents to continue on the path toward receiving a high school diploma by providing daycare services for their children. We hope you will find it in your heart to donate. 

If you are not able to attend, items can be dropped off at the donation station in the Narthex.

Hurricane Preparedness

The town of Longboat Key recently held a 45 minute Hurricane preparedness Zoominar and is making it available to any who would be interested. Below is the link.  To view, click on the link then double click on Hurricane Zoominar 5-19-22 (about 15th item down on the page. )

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!