Zion 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. All are welcome!

Join us at:
183 William Street, Portland, CT 06480
Call us: 860-342-2860
Write to us: P.O. Box 202, Portland, CT 06480

November 26, Christ the King Sunday: Bulletin
Worship in person with us, Sundays at 9 a.m.
A recording of the service will be posted on
Zion’s Youtube Channel, on Monday morning

Following worship November and December: Music Director Allen Hill will offer a video series on Noah’s Ark in the Fellowship Hall, details below.

Sunday School: first and third Sundays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Welcome to True Vine Church members worshipping in the upper Fellowship Hall each Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

Other upcoming events & news items listed below. See Bulletins for complete calendar and event details.

  • Any time: The 150th Anniversary Committee is looking for help. See bulletin for details and contact Donna Berndston for additional information.  
  • November and December: Sundays in November and December before Zion Bible Study restarts the continuation of The CHOSEN series, Allen Hill will offer a video series on Noah’s Ark as presented by The Ark Encounter. These will be shown after worship, and other planned discussions, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy these very informative and enlightening video presentations.
  • November 21: Butter braid orders available for pick up at noon. If unable to make that time, they will be stored in the kitchen freezer.
  • November 21: Grace Guild meets at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
  • November 21: Faith Lutheran Church in Middletown is hosting a Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m.
  • December 3: Deadline for submitting photos of deceased members and confirmation classes since 1999. See bulletin for details.  Photos will be scanned and returned.
  • December 6-8: True Vine offering bus trip to Hershey and Lancaster, PA. See bulletin board by front door for details, or call Barbara Shaw at 860-262-3531 or email her at barbaraj_50@hotmail.com.   
  • December 10: The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords concert at PHS, 2 p.m. For more information, visit vocalchords20.org or call 860-342-3120.  
  • December 17: Deadline for purchase of memorial poinsettias. Order form.
  • December 19: Christmas pageant during worship.
  • First and Third Sundays: Sunday School for ages 3 to 16, following worship, contact the church office for details.
  • Second and Fourth Sundays: Bible study, 10:15 a.m. following worship. Season Three of “The Chosen,” all welcome to join at any time.
  • Any time: The CHOSEN, Season 3 is available on Facebook, Roku, Fire-stick, The CHOSEN app, AngelStudios.com and on TheCHOSEN.TV websites.
  • Any time: Contact Allen Hill if you are interested in singing in the choir — 860-490-3963 or email a.jon@att.net
  • Any time: Drop off collected pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House in the Red Box. Grace Guild will deliver them in the near future.
  • Anytime: simple donations to Zion can be made through the purchase of Raise Right (formerly Scrip) gift cards. Details here

If you are in need of pastoral assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to 860-342-2860, or to Pastor Sara at 678-882-9011 or pastorsara2000@gmail.com. Church office hours : Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call for information if you would like to learn more or if you are interested in becoming a member. 860-342-2860.