IMGP1318NMR2Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a worshiping, learning, witnessing, and serving community of baptized persons, among whom the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are celebrated according to the Holy Gospel.

About 350 people of richly diverse backgrounds, coming from Portland, Connecticut, and surrounding towns, are joined together in fellowship at Zion. We invite you to join us.

Join us at:
183 William Street
Portland, CT 06480

Call us: 860-342-2860
Write to us: P.O. Box 202, Portland, CT 06424
Email us:

Regular Worship Schedule:
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Sunday Coffee Hour 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School, on hiatus for the summer

Special Worship Services:
June 3rd, 9:30 a.m., we will worship at Trinity Episcopal Church, 345 Main Street, with Pastor Kari preaching. No worship at Zion that morning.  June 24: Worship at Faith Lutheran, 9:30 a.m., no worship at Zion. Potluck luncheon to follow.  July 1st, 9 a.m., Zion hosts members of Trinity and Portland United Methodist, and on August 5th, 9 a.m., we will worship at United Methodist, 381 Main Street.

Call for information about New Member Classes, starting soon.

Upcoming events
listed below.  See Outreach for complete calendar and event details.

  • Choir: Chime Choir, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Adult Choir, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • July 1: Zion will host members of those congregations in worship at 9 a.m., with Pastor Tara Leduke preaching.
  • July 3: Property/Finance Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • July 10: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m.
  • July 17: Worship and Music Committee, 6 p.m.
  • August 5: Worship at Portland United Methodist, 381 Main Street, 9 a.m., with The Rev. Phil Bjornberg preaching. No worship at Zion that morning.
  • August 7: Property/Finance Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • August 11-25: Pastor on vacation.
  • August 21: Worship and Music Committee, 6 p.m.; Council meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Looking ahead:
    • Blessing of the Animals on Rally Day in September.
    • 2020: Celebrating 50 years of the ordination of women in the Lutheran Church.