6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

THE CHAPELINE - June 28, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

“Counting the Blessings!”

June is closing and July begins. The days used to creep by slowly, but now, the days move so quickly that it’s barely noticeable…It seems like only yesterday…I was a young professional beginning a career. I closed my eyes and imagined myself at fifty years old. I awakened this morning and discovered that I’m already beyond fifty years old, and now, I’m wondering what life will be like when I’m sixty. This time, however, I dare not close my eyes, lest I wake up tomorrow wondering about life in my seventies.

Am I complaining? Yes, but I shouldn’t. I know it’s a blessing to count each day, but rarely do I think about it that way. Unfortunately, I don’t usually count my blessings. Deep in my heart and mind, I know that each step I take, Mountain Dew that I drink, and tap on my keyboard is a blessing. Though I experience them each day, I don’t go so far as to thank God for my legs that work, drink that I enjoy, or keyboard that helps to pay for my room and board. 

We take for granted many wonderful things that we experience each day, and in doing so, we forget about them. Then, as we turn on our televisions, reboot our computers, or browse our phone notifications, the stuff we see is either bad, shocking, or both. The result is that our mind is clouded by unhealthy imagery.

As I take a moment to think about all this, I’m discovering that the bad stuff I’m absorbing is a direct result of where I choose to focus my attention. If I spent more time focused on my blessings, then I might see that the world isn’t half as bad as I thought. In fact, I might find that my world has more potential than ever, because I’m recognizing a better way to live!

Today, I’ll count my blessings because God is so Good to me! I’ll see you at the Chapel! 

God Bless. Brock

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Guest Minister Reverend Charlie Shook

"For Goodness Sake"

Mark 11:15-19

Watch Worship LIVE @ 10 am (EST) on our Website: Sunday, July 3 Worship

CLICK HERE to see our previous Worship Services.

Shifting Sands 

Shifting Sands meet this Thursday,

June 30 at the Chapel at

10:00am in the Ruth Cushing Room.

Pearls of Wisdom from Shifting Sands:


"Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.” Charles Dickens


Thank you to all who completed the Renovation Project Survey form. Many of you took the time to include comments that will be very helpful to the Committee as the project progresses. The survey results are currently being reviewed by the Committee, and a recap will be published shortly.

Chapeletter Correction

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 (not The Engineer's Wife).


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, Elisa, Rogers family, 

Holly and Jerry Koiro, George, Don, 

Grace and Chris Masefield Nancy Carol Morgan, Jaclyn Lenhart



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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!