Planned Giving Committee
We believe that it is good stewardship for every person to have a Will, and to have a Durable Power of Attorney for their Health Care. Our Planned Giving Committee, in being good stewards of all that God has given to us, is dedicated to helping our members plan their financial journey of life. Being prepared for the future and our families needs can not be neglected.
CONTACT: Keith Kertland or Fr Rick for more information
Troop 151 Boy Scouts of America
St. Mark’s Troop #151 is one of the oldest continual troops on Long Island. The Troop’s Scoutmaster is Bob Sgroi, The Boy Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm up in Fenton Hall. Please call the church office for more information at 581-4950 or email
Annual Rummage Sale
The St. Mark’s Rummage Sale, a “Parish Family Event,” is held the first weekend in June The parishioners sort and tag the donations all week for sale on that weekend. People come from miles around to shop here every year! Call the Church Office for details. In 2014 the Sale is slated for May 29 and June 1st.
The St. Mark's Thrift Shop is open six days a week from 10AM to 3PM. Your donations serve two purposes. They are sold to the community at reasonable prices and the income generated is used to help support church programs. Vouchers are also available to those in need enabling them to shop without cost. Volunteering two (2) hours of your time a week affords parishioners the opportunity to be good stewards. Contact us if you are interested in joining this ministry.
CONTACTS: Church Office (631) 581-4950
Thrift Shop Advisory Committee
Debra Siebert and Carol Biunno, Co- Chairpersons
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS and more
A ministry of providing food baskets for Thanksgiving and supplying donations to the pantries of God’s Provisions has been ongoing for years. Food baskets are offered to brighten up the lives of fellow parishioners or people in the community to let them know they are loved. At Christmas, toys for children 12 and under, and/or food baskets are prayerfully supplied to those in need. At Easter, small children receive candy filled baskets. We help support the Women’s Coalition, supply backpacks for back-to-school, and warm mittens, hats, etc. for children and adults here in Suffolk County. Please join this ministry of many facets.
CONTACTS: Patricia Weickart
or Church Office (631) 581-4950
An annual Senior Ladies’ High Tea is held in the beginning of May at Emmanuel Church, Great River, bringing together all the ladies 60 years young or older from Emmanuel and St. Mark’s.
During a time of crisis for any member of our church family, we provide a break from cooking.
CONTACT: St Mark’s Office
Our Choirs which bring additional beauty to our services always welcome new members. The Senior Choir rehearsal is on Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM. The Church School Choir meets during Church School Hours. Rehearsals are held in the Choir Room and/or the Church. The Choir is an opportunity for you to exercise your Stewardship. If you can play an instrument, we would also love to include your skills in our Sunday worship.
James Tartagila: Organist and Music Director
Church Office (631) 581-4950
ST. MARK'S CHURCH ALTAR GUILD
A group of dedicated ladies appointed by the Rector are responsible for the altar and sanctuary. This includes the vessels, elements, and linens for the services held in the church and chapel. Polished silver and spotless linens are included in the maintenance of the vestments. They take care of the altar flowers and plan and carry out the decorations in the church for Christmas, Easter and other special occasions.
CONTACT: Elizabeth Atwood