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

February 18: First Sunday in Lent, Bulletin
Sunday School 10:15 a.m.

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

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.
  • Alms Giving during Lent. We will be collecting the following for the Portland Food Bank. Please contribute what you are able.  February 18 – shampoo, conditioner; February 25 – soap, bodywash; March 3 – paper goods: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins; March 10 – toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss; March 17 – deodorant, feminine products; March 24 – shaving cream, hand lotion, body lotion .
  • Soup and Substance, Wednesdays during Lent: The Soup and
    Substance program together with Bethlehem Lutheran
    Church in East Hampton at 6:00 p.m. Dates are: February 21 at Bethlehem; February 28 at Zion; March 6 at Bethlehem; March 13 at Zion; March 20 at Bethlehem.
  • February 4: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • February 11: Adult Bible Study. following worship
  • February 11: Anniversary Committee meeting, following worship.
  • February 14: Ash Wednesday Service, 6 p.m.
  • February 18: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • February 19: Grace Guild meeting, 1 p.m.
  • February 19: Deadline to sign up for Sip and Paint
  • February 25: Adult Bible Study. following worship
  • February 25: Sip and Paint fundraiser.  See latest bulletin for details.
  • March 15: Deadline for Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords scholarship applications, see latest bulletin for details
  • April 9: Life Line Screening, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 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. View and discuss “The Chosen,” all welcome to join at any time. Beginning in January, with new season.
  • 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.