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

September 25: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 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

Back to Sunday School: Rally Day October 2, 10:15 a.m.
Celebrate the Team Crumb Cake’s amazing fundraiser for Camp Calumet:
with Rally Day, October 2, 10:15 a.m. 

Ryan’s Story: Portland resident in need of a liver transplant, details in Bulletin

Welcome to True Vine Church members worshipping in the upper Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

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

  • 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, following worship, contact the church office for details. Rally Day October 2nd, 10:15 a.m.
  • Second and Fourth Sundays: Bible study, 10:15 a.m. following worship. Season Two of “The Chosen,” all welcome to join at any time. Beginning September 18th.
  • October: New Member Welcome Day! Stay tuned for details
  • October 3: Maine Seacoast Mission Opportunity for Youth and Adults information meeting, see Bulletin for details
  • October 27 – 29: New England Women of the ELCA, 12th Biennial Convention & Gathering at Camp Calumet & Conference Center. Details in Readings and Announcements.
  • 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
  • Pocket Prayer Quilts: Elaine Cote has been making tiny (2″x2″) Pocket Prayer Quilts with a tiny angel inside. Pocket Prayer Quilts are a symbol of God’s love and remind us throughout the day that we are not alone.  If you would like one, contact Pastor Sara at 678-882-9011 or pastorsara2000@gmail.com, or the church office at 860-342-2860 or zion.lutheran@snet.net
  • Anytime: Cookbooks still available, $12 each.

Due to the pandemic, the office is closed to visitors, but if you need 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., except that the office is closed on Fridays during the summer months.

Sunday School & Confirmation Classes, contact Sylvia LeShane for details about Sunday School and Pastor Sara for details about confirmation.  Guidelines for Sunday School and Confirmation.

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

Members of Zion: Click here for information about Zion’s transition effort, a copy of the congregational survey (CAT), and a summary of the Holy History event.