6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, Florida 34228

(941) 383-6491


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"Faith Ain't Easy"

Over the Labor Day weekend, I witnessed two different people littering the island with trash. The first incident involved a car full of young people who threw a can out of their window into the front yard of an oceanside home. There were plenty of witnesses to the event (lots of traffic on the roadway and sidewalks), yet still, the guilty person had no reserve for committing the crime.

The second incident involved a local resident. He and his significant other were walking their dogs in front of their own condominium complex. Someone else had obviously dropped (accidentally or purposely) a "doggie bag" on the front lawn of the Condo. Upon discovering the bag, the resident threw the doggie bag into the middle of the main roadway instead of disposing of it properly. Plenty of bystanders witnessed this event as well.

I don't get it. Two different instances of litter in broad daylight: One involving a resident and one involving a visitor. Here I am, witnessing each event and ready to cast stones at both sinners, yet I didn't try to retrieve either bit of trash. My excuses are valid (I don't want to get COVID by touching someone's beer can and I don't want to scrape a smooshed pooh bag from Gulf of Mexico Drive), but does that excuse me from doing good for the Community? I was mad when I witnessed both crimes, but now I'm really angry because those two people are now causing me to experience guilt.

This "Faith" thing ain't easy. The more I seem to learn, the more difficult it becomes to practice. Routine activities can be rudely interrupted, and passing by on the other side of the road doesn't seem to work anymore. How dare the guilty parties cause me this much grief! I'm even excusing their behavior and blaming it upon myself! Faith ain't supposed to be this difficult!

Come to Bible Study and Worship this week and we'll discover why, "Reaping What We Sow", doesn't always seem to be true.  Stay safe and healthy!  

God Bless, Brock


September 11, 2022

Sermon Title

"Sowing and Reaping the Harvest"


Galatians 6

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Whitney Beach Plaza Merchants

invite you to


Friday, September 16th

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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



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 and The Lord's Warehouse



When: Saturday, September 17th 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Where: Shook Fellowship Hall, Longboat Island Chapel


Hosted by: Carol Peschel 941-400-2427 (cell) and the Membership Committee


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.  



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 if you plan to attend.

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


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 ​​ with any updates!


Thank you!



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 (don’t forget to use your smile.Amazon account) has fun socks and shoelaces of

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

You can even have the package delivered to the Chapel.

Look for the poster and the basket in the fellowship hall.

These items will all go to Stillpoint Mission in Bradenton.

Shifting Sands

will meet this week 

Thursday, September 8th

Join us for Support and Encouragement!

You don't have to go through life alone.

Group meets weekly - upstairs in the Chapel

(except for the 3rd Thursday of each month) 

Click Here for more information about Shifting Sands

Would you like to honor or remember

someone with flowers in Worship?

Would you like to sponsor

special music during Worship?

Email the Chapel Office at

or call (941) 383-6491

and we'll help make it possible.


Amy James



Dennis Cooper



Ethel Doughty



Betty Jo Haas

Kelly Johnson

Jaclyn Lenhart and Family

Kathy Logsdon


Michael Kinney

Mike and Chris Dawson

Nancy Carol Morgan

Rogers Family


Sean Walsh


our service men and women

Servers 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 service please sign up or contact Vickie.

Sign up sheet is located on the table in Shook Fellowship Hall or you may contact Vickie Van Meier directly at

 (941) 388-7284 or


and it’s on HALLOWEEN


Historical Manatee County Dinner and Walking Tour

Downtown Bradenton

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

Sign-up sheet is in Shook Hall


$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!


Monday, October 31, 2022


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


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!

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