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.

Due to weather conditions, the office will be closed on Tuesday, March 13 and the Lenten Service scheduled for March 13 at Bethlehem in East Hampton is cancelled. Please email Pastor Kari with any questions: pastorkarijo@gmail.com

Join us at:
183 William Street
Portland, CT 06480

Call us: 860-342-2860
Write to us: P.O. Box 202, Portland, CT 06424
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LENTEN SCHEDULE, Tuesday Evenings:
Soup Supper – 5:45 p.m.; Worship Service – 6:15pm
February 20 – at Zion
February 27 – at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, One East High Street, East Hampton
March 6 – at Zion
March 13 – at Bethlehem, East Hampton, cancelled due to weather
March 20 – at Zion

March 25: Palm Sunday worship, gathering outside weather permitting (in the Fellowship Hall for inclement weather) with the blessing of the palms and procession into the sanctuary.
March 29:  Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m.
March 30: Good Friday Service, 7 p.m.

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)

Call for information about New Member Classes, starting soon.

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

  • February 14:
    6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Ashes to Go, Main Street
    12:00 noon Ash Wednesday Service at Zion
    7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service at Zion
  • February 20: Soup Supper at Zion, 5:45 p.m.
  • February 24: WELCA Spring Gathering planning meeting, 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Southington
  • February 27: Soup Supper at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1 East High Street, East Hampton, 5:45 p.m.
  • March 6Soup Supper at Zion, 5:45 p.m.
  • March 13: Soup Supper at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, East Hampton, 5:45 p.m.
  • March 14: Life Line Screening. Register at 1-888-653-6441 or lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle for $10 discount
  • March 19: Grace Guild meeting, 1 p.m.
  • March 20Soup Supper at Zion, 5:45 p.m.
  • March 25: Palm Sunday Service, 9 a.m.
  • March 25: Deadline for purchase of memorial Easter lilies. Call the office at 860-342-2860.
  • March 29: Maundy Thursday Service, dinner worship, potluck, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 30: Good Friday Service, 7 p.m.
  • April 1: Easter Sunday Celebration, 9 a.m.
  • April 7: WELCA Spring Gathering planning meeting, 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Southington
  • April 8: Italian Dinner Night, 4 p.m., $15 adults, $6 children, under 5 free. The Three Amigos entertainment.
  • 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 12: Participation in town-wide tag sale. Start gathering your items now!
  • Choir: Chime Choir, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Adult Choir, Sundays at 10:15 a.m.