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 10:15 a.m. (first and third Sundays)

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. 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.
  • May 5: WELCA Spring Gathering, 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $20. For information, contact Tracy Carlson at 860-620-4166 or tcarlson01@snet.net
  • May 6: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • May 12: Zion will participate in town-wide tag sale. Bring your items to church beginning the week of May 6. Call Rick or Beth if you need something picked up with a truck.
  • May 20th: Sunday School. 10:15 a.m.
  • May 21st: Grace Guild meeting, 1 p.m.
  • May 27th: Pastor Kari will be on vacation. Worship will be lay-lead with lots of hymns! Suggest your favorite hymn by dropping a note in the box located in the aisle of the sanctuary.
  • By May 31st: We are planning to celebrate our graduates later this spring. Please submit all names of graduates you would like recognized (as you would like them to appear in the bulletin) to Pastor Kari (pastorkarijo@gmail.com)
  • June 3: Worship at Trinity Episcopal Church,345 Main Street, 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Kari preaching.  No worship at Zion that morning.
  • June 7-9: Synod Assembly at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield Massachusetts. Contact Pastor Kari for information.
  • June 24: Worship at Faith Lutheran, 9:30 a.m., no worship at Zion that morning.
  • July 1: Zion will host members of those congregations in worship at 9 a.m., with Pastor Tara Leduke preaching.
  • 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.