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

April 22

8:00am: Fred Meyer, Thomas Simson


10:00am: Emmet Boone*, Rich Caccavano, Eric Christensen, Doug Graham


April 29

8:00am: Steve Turner, William VanHelmond


10:00am: Timothy Feil*, Eric Christensen, John Kern, Jock McLean


May 6

8:00am: Tom Hadlock, Michael Rutigliano


10:00am: Ron Marwood*, Rich Caccavano, Doug Graham, Kurt Hofmann


May 13

8:00am: Thomas Simson, William VanHelmond


10:00am: Steve DeCaro*, William Lankenau, Jim McDermott, Robert Wachter

May 20

8:00am: Fred Meyer, Steve Turner


10:00am: Eric Christensen*, Emmett Boone, Tiomothy Feil, Jock McLean


May 27

8:00am: Thomas Simson, Tom Hadlock


10:00am: Kurt Hofmann*, John Kern, Ron Marwood, Norm Wentworth

June 3

8:00am: Michael Rutligliano, William VanHelmond


10:00am: Doug Graham*, William Lankenau, Jim McDermott, Robert Wachter

June 10

8:00am: Thomas Simson, Fred Meyer


10:00am: Jock McLean*, Emmett Boone, Eric Christensen, Steve DeCaro

June 17

8:00am: Tom Hadlock, Steve Turner


10:00am: Rich Caccavano*, Timothy Feil, Kurt Hofmann, Norm Wentworth


June 24

8:00am: Thomas Simson, Michael Rutigliano


10:00am: Robert Wachter*, Doug Graham, John Kern, Ron Marwood

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. 

Lector & Eucharistic Ministers Schedule

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Service Date

8am Service

10am Service

April 15

Lector:  Thomas Simson

Chalice and Prayers:  Sundy Schermeyer

1st Lesson:  Carol Johns

2nd Lesson:  Frances Graham

Prayers:  Frances Graham

Chalice and Intersessions: Roy Bradbrook

Chalice:  Jean Scopinich

April 22

Lector:  Frances Ryan

Chalice and Prayers:  Dick Gardner

1st Lesson:  John Andren

Psalm:  John Kern

2nd Lesson:  John Kern

Chalice and Intersessions: Roy Bradbrook

Chalice:  Frances Graham

April 29

Lector: Thomas Simson

Chalice and Prayers:  Bill VanHelmond

1st Lesson:  Fawn Nathan

Psalm:  Frances Graham

2nd Lesson:  Russell Weisenbacher

Chalice and Intersessions: Roy Bradbrook

Chalice:  Jean Scopinich

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.

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 - 5/7/2018

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.

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