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 caser 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

Service Date

8am Service

10am Service

October 15

Fred Meyer. Steve Turner

Rob Wachter*, Steve DeCaro, John Kern, Jim McDermott

October 22

Michael Rutigliano, William VanHelmond

Jock McLean*, Rich Caccavano, Doug Graham, William Lankenau

October 29

Tom Hadlock. Steve Turner

Timothy Feil*, Emmett Boone, Kurt Hofmann, Ron Marwood

November 5

Fred Meyer, Thomas Simson

Eric Christensen*, Steve DeCaro, John Kern, Rob Wachter

November 12

Michael Rutigliano, William VanHelmond

Doug Graham*, Rich Caccavano, Jim McDermott, Jock McLean

November 19

Tom Hadlock. Steve Turner

Emmett Boone*, Timothy Feil, William Lankenau, Ron Marwood

Emmett Boone*, Timothy Feil, William Lankenau, Ron Marwood

November 26

Fred Meyer, William VanHelmond

Robert Wachter*, Eric Christensen, Doug Graham, John Kern

December 3

Michael Rutigliano, Thomas Simson

Rich Caccavano*, Steve DeCaro, William Lankenau, Jim McDermott

Rich Caccavano*, Steve DeCaro, William Lankenau, Jim McDermott

December 10

Tom Hadlock. Steve Turner

John Kern*, Timothy Feil, Ron Marwood, Jock McLean

December 17

Fred Meyer, William VanHelmond

Steve DeCaro, Emmett Boone, Doug Graham, Jim McDermott

Acolytes - 10 AM Service

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. 

October 15

Crucifer:   Peyton Feil

Torch:       Paige Feil

Torch:       Patrick Ralph

October 22

Crucifer:     Matthew Kern

Torch:         Katie Ralph

Torch:         Abbigail Bentley

October 29

Crucifer:      Kylie Cast

Torch:          Spencer Bentley

Torch:          Connor Lueck

Lector & Eucharistic Ministers Schedule

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Service Date

8am Service

10am Service

October 15

Lector:  Thomas Simson

LEM:  Wm VanHelmond

Chalice & Prayers:  John Andren

Chalice:   Roy Bradbrook

1st Reading/Psalm:  Roy Bradbrook

2nd Reading:   Francis Graham

October 22

Lector:  Tom Hadlock

LEM:  Sundy Schermeyer

Chalice & Prayers:  Frances Graham

Chalice:   Madeline Graham

1st Reading/Psalm:  Fawn Nathan

2nd Reading:   Helen Horton 

October 29

Lector:  Frances Ryan

LEM:  Dick Gardner

Chalice & Prayers:  John Kern

Chalice:   John Andren

1st Reading/Psalm: Carol Johns

2nd Reading:  Roy Bradbrook


November 5



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


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 in September on Monday, October 2, 2017,  then on each first Monday of the month from October 2 to August 6th 2018.   Time:   3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: First Congregational Church, Riverhead