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 - 2019

April 21

8:00am: Steve Turner, Fred Meyer

10:00am: Robert Wachter*, Timothy Feil

William Lankenau, Sandy Wyman

April 28 - Morning Prayer


8:00 am:  Tom Hadlock, Thomas Simson

10:00 am: John Kern*, Rich Caccavano,

Jim McDermott, Judy McDermott

May 5

8:00am:  Steve Turner, William VanHelmond

10:00am: Lloyd Becker, Sandy Wyman

Tom Horan, Jock McLean

May 12

8:00am: Thomas Simson

10:00am: Kurt Hofmann*, Eileen Becker,

Lloyd Becker, Edie Hofmann

May 19

8:00am:  Tom Hadlock, William VanHelmond

10:00am:  Eric Christensen,

Timothy Feil, William Lankenau

May 26


8:00am: Thomas Simson. Steve Turner

10:00am: Ron Marwood*, Tom Horan,

Jim McDermott, Jock McLean

June 2

8:00am:  , William VanHelmond

10:00am: Rich Caccavano*, John Kern,

Robert Wachter, Sandy Wyman

June 9

8:00am: Thomas Simson. Tom Hadlock

10:00am: Eileen Becker*, Margie DeCaro,

Steve DeCaro, Lloyd Becker

June 16

8:00am:  Steve Turner, William VanHelmond

10:00am: Jock McLean, Edie Hofmann, 

Kurt Hofmann, Tom Horan

June 23

8:00am: Tom Hadlock

10:00am: Eric Christensen*,Ron Marwood, Jim McDermott, Judy McDermott

June 30

8:00am:  Steve Turner, Thomas Simson

10:00am: Timothy Feil*, 

Robert Wachter, William Lankenau

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. 

May 19

1st Crucifer     Connor Lueck   

Torch              Clara Nathan

Torch                Katherine Ralph


May 26

1st Crucifer    Patrick Ralph

Torch               Paige Feil   

Torch                Chloe Nathan 

Lector & Eucharistic Ministers Schedule

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May 5




Lector: Tom Hadlock

LEM:     Virginia Gilmore


1st Lesson: John Andren

2nd Lesson: Joan Petrella

Chalice & Prayers: Russell Weisenbacher

Chalice:  John Andren

May 12


Lector: Kurt Daisely

LEM:   William VanHemond



1st Lesson: Russell Weisenbacher

2nd Lesson: Carol Johns

Chalice and Prayers: Aimee Ralph

Chalice: John Andren

May 19




Lector: Tom Hadlock

LEM:     Virginia Gilmore


1st Lesson: Aimee Ralph

2nd Lesson: Fawn Nathan

Chalice & Prayers: Roy Bradbrook

Chalice:  John Kern

May 26


Lector: Thomas Simson

LEM:   Sundy Schermeyer



1st Lesson: John Kern

2nd Lesson: Madeline Graham

Chalice and Prayers: Roy Bradbrook

Chalice: Jean Scopinich











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2nd Lesson:  

Chalice & Prayers: 


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.

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.



Love In a Dish

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 feed those who would otherwise go hungry.

Upcoming Events

Love in a Dish

Monday - 1/7/2019

Volunteers from St Marks' Love in a Dish will serve dinner at the Bread 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.

Starting Monday, September 10, 2018,  then on each first Monday of the month from October 1, 2018 to August 5th 2019.   Time:   3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: First Congregational Church, Riverhead