Welcome

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


January 29: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, 9 a.m., Bulletin
Worship in person with us, Sundays at 9 a.m.
A recording of the service will also be posted on
Zion’s Youtube Channel, on
Monday morning
Congregational Annual Meeting, following worship January 29

Save this Date:
Pastor Sara’s Installation
February 12th at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

  • During the winter months, we will be collecting socks for Streetfire Ministries. Sock box is located in the narthex.
  • Starting December 25: The CHOSEN will Live Stream a New Episode from Season 3 every Sunday at 7 P.M. EST starting Christmas Day. The viewing is FREE and will be broadcast on Facebook, Roku, Fire-stick, The CHOSEN app, AngelStudios.com and on TheCHOSEN.TV websites.
  • January 9 and 22: Adult Bible Study group will be meeting to send cards to members we haven’t seen in a while.  All welcome to participate.
  • January 17: Rehearsals begin for The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords, for a concert on April 29th at Portland High School. If interested in singing with the group, see Bulletin. New members accepted through January 31st.
  • January 29: Annual meeting following worship. Snow date: February 5.
  • February 12: Pastor Sara’s Installation, 2 p.m.
  • Contact Allen Hill if you are interested in singing in the choir — 860-490-3963 or email a.jon@att.net
  • 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 Two of “The Chosen,” all welcome to join at any time.
  • 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 Scrip gift cards, and by signing up for Amazon Smile. 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.