Sunday School and Christian Education


The beginning of our new program is rapidly approaching with St. Mark's Christian Eduation kicking off on September 17th.  In case you missed it, Stephanie Zayicek has decided to step down from her leadership of our Christian Education program and I will be taking on this position.  We extend our thanks and gratitude to her for her many years of service to the children of St Mark's!


Aimee Ralph

Christian Education Director

St. Mark's Youth Group 

We provide young church members with a regularly scheduled meeting time and place for interaction of a community, religious or social nature. Our primary emphasis is on youth fellowship and reaching out to the community. Our goals are to be positive and fun.

We are located in Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York. We have quite a few members and our group is a combined high school and middle school youth group. On our site, you will be able to find a calendar of upcoming events, updated weekly and we will also have many links.


Usher Policy

The first named is the head usher for that service.  A reminder will be sent to each head usher prior to his assignment in time for him to contact his group as to attendance or substitutions. Please follow through with this policy.

Remember, if you are unable to usher at the time scheduled, it is your responsibility to secure a replacement. Usually exchanging assignments with another usher accomplishes this.  If there are any changes to the schedule, please notify the head usher and our church secretary, Kate (288-2111) by midweek so that corrections can be entered into that Sunday’s church bulletin.

The head usher should arrive twenty-five minutes prior to the scheduled service and the remaining ushers at least twenty minutes before the service. After the 8:00 and 10:00 am services please post the attendance. A manual count from the balcony prior to the peace is the most accurate, with the children, teachers and choir counted separately from the congregation. The attendance should be placed on the secretary’s desk calendar after the service.

It is also the responsibility of the head usher at the 10:00* am service to select two people or a family to carry the Sacraments to the altar, following the peace.

The master schedule is always posted on the inside of the closet door in the main entrance of the church (where the attendance counter is kept) should you require it for reference. Once again, thanks for your faithful service. If you have any questions please call me at 288-2610


Kurt J. Hofmann
Director of Ushers
Saint Mark's Church

Usher Schedule

February 14 - Ash Wednesday

11:00am - Fred Meyer

7:30 pm - Jim McDermott

February 18

Michael Rutigliano, Thomas Simson

Robert Wachter*, Eric Christensen, Timothy Feil, Jock McLean

February 25

Tom Hadlock, Steve Turner

Rich Caccavano*, Steve DeCaro, Doug Graham, John Kern

March 4

Fred Meyer, William VanHelmond


Timothy Feil, Emmett Boone*, Eric Christensen

March 11

Michael Rutigliano, Steve Turner


Doug Graham, Rich Caccavano, Jock McLean, Robert Wachter

March 18

Tom Hadlock, Thomas Simson


John Kern, Steve DeCaro*, Emmett Boone, Jim McDermott

March 25 - Palm Sunday

Fred Meyer, William VanHelmond


Eric Christensen*, Rich Caccavano, Timothy Feil, Robert Wachter

March 29 - Maundy Thursday

Doug Graham


March 25 - Good Friday

Tom Hadlock, Fred Meyer (if required)


Acolytes Schedule

Any student age 10 and older is welcome to be an acolyte and serve during the 10am services at St. Mark's.  Our acolytes rotate their service with other students.  For information on becoming an acolyte, please contact Jean Scopinich. 

February 18

Crucifer:  Peyton Feil

Torch:  Destiny Caccavano

Torch:  Patrick Ralph

February 25

Crucifer:  Abigail Bentley

Torch:  Spencer Bentley

Torch:  Connor Lueck

Lector & Eucharistic Ministers Schedule

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Service Date

8am Service

10am Service

February 18

Lector:  Tom Hadlock

LEM: Sundy Schermeyer

Chalice & Prayers


1st Reading/Psalm

2nd Reading 

February 25

Lector:  Frances Ryan

LEM: Dick Gardner

Chalice & Prayers


1st Reading/Psalm

2nd Reading 

Love In a Dish

Volunteers from Love in a Dish serve from 90 to 160 homeless and hungry on the first Monday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Riverhead, at the Bread and More I.N.N. (Interfaith Nutrition Network) soup kitchen. 

Volunteers meet at the First Congregational Church at 3:30 P.M.  Dinner is served from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  Cleanup takes about 30 minutes, so we are finished by 7:00.

First Congregational Church of Riverhead is located on Main  Street between Roanoke Avenue and East Avenue.  Although the church faces Main Street, the address of the church is 103 First  Street, the back entrance of the church next to the large parking lot behind the church.  To get to the parking lot from Main Street, turn on either Roanoke  Avenue or East Avenue.  Enter the kitchen from the parking lot.

To volunteer to serve, contact:

Steve Turner at (631) 909-1283 (email:
 or Joyce Lankenau at (631) 878-0964 (email:   

We Greatly appreciate the help of those participating in this wonderful program.  Thank you for helping us fee those who would otherwise go hungry.

Upcoming Events

Love in a Dish

Monday - 2/5/2018

Volunteers from St Marks' Love in a Dish will serve dinner at the Bread and More I.N.N (Interfaith Nutrition Network) soup kitchen at the First Congregational Church, Main Street,  Riverhead.  Volunteers who would like to help out should meet at the First Congregational Church at 3:30 PM.

Thank you for helping us feed those who would otherwise go hungry.


Starts Monday, January 8, 2018,  then on each first Monday of the month from February 5 to August 6th 2018.   Time:   3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: First Congregational Church, Riverhead