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!

Note: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the church office is closed, but all worship opportunities are available online, on YouTube. See information below.
If you need pastoral assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office 860-342-2860 or to Pastor Sara at 678-882-9011 and pastorsara2000@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 06480

All Worship Services cancelled until further notice. Worship with us online.

Go to YouTube and make sure to type: zion lutheran church portland ct in the search bar. 
Link to Online Worship Bulletin: August 9th, Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, 9:00 a.m.
♦  Pastor Sara would like to include your prayers next week. Please email or text your prayer to Pastor Sara at 678-882-9011 or pastorsara2000@gmail.com.
Compline Service (Evening Prayer): Streaming live on  Facebook Wednesdays at 8 p.m., no bulletin required. Available for later viewing on YouTube.
Bulletins for previous online services including Holy Week, Easter and others.

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

  • Car parades! Peggy Kirsche will be turning 98 years young on Friday August 14th. If you are interested in celebrating with her please be at the church parking lot by 1:00 pm. on Thursday August 13th. Hopefully we can do some carpooling and get together at her house. Please try to attend and help make this milestone a day to remember.
  • We would like to ask for your help because we want to know how you are feeling in this unprecedented time. So . . . Are you ready to come back to church? If not, when would you feel comfortable coming back to church? You can email your answers to zion.lutheran@snet.net or call us at 860-342-2860, or participate in the survey online.
  • Please send photos of yourselves and family! Wouldn’t you love to see pictures in a slideshow at the end of worship? So would we! Here are a few ideas of what to send us at zion.lutheran@snet.net
    1. Send us a picture of how you worship at home. Cuddled up with your pets, in PJs, holding coffee in your living room – we’d love to see what worship looks like for you these days!
    2. Send a baby picture and a current picture. If we get enough people to participate, we’ll make a fun Guess Who? game of showing the baby picture for a few moments then switching to the current picture.  
    3. Any picture of Zion life – especially ones the office is not likely to have!
  • Pocket Prayer Quilts: Elaine Cote has been making tiny (2″x2″) Pocket Prayer Quilts with a tiny angel inside. Pocket Prayer Quilts remind us throughout the day that we are not alone and is a symbol of God’s love.  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
  • Italian Dinner and entertainment by “The Three Amigos”, postponed, new date TBD
  • “Romance of the Rose” tea fundraiser, postponed, new date TBD
  • Anytime: Cookbooks still available, $12 each.
  • 2020: Celebrating 50 Years of the Ordination of Women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Call for information if you would like to learn more or if you are interesting in becoming a member.