I have some news to share. I am writing this letter to inform you of my resignation as Temporary Supply Pastor at Roslyn Presbyterian Church. I recently received a call from Mark Tammen (the Executive Presbyter of the Long Island Presbytery) about an opportunity to minister in Mattituck. The pastor there just left after serving for two and a half years and they felt that I would be a good match for the church. After thinking and praying about this with Flavia, we felt called there by God and we saw this as an exciting new step as a family to serve this new church. I believe I have the gifts for what is needed for that church at this time. I submitted my resignation on August 15th. The session has graciously permitted me to leave before the 30 day notice so that our kids can start school in Mattituck on September 4th. My last Sunday with you will be on September 1st.
I have been blessed in so many ways ministering at Roslyn for the last almost 5 years. I mostly cherish the times of interacting with everyone at the church and also the young families that joined us during my tenure. I will always remember the Christmas parties, the Easter egg hunts, Bible studies, and so much about our church. I very much appreciated your encouragement over the years. Roslyn will have a very special place in our hearts. I hope that if any of you are ever in Mattituck, you contact us for a cup of coffee.
The session is already working hard on finding a new pastor. I will continue to strive to serve the congregation as best I can in my remaining weeks. I will be praying for your transition and doing anything I can to help. I ask that all of you support the Elders of the church during this change. Please pray for our family as we move to Mattituck.
Pastor Robert Zemke