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!

Sunday School & Confirmation Classes October 18 at 10:15 a.m.: Location TBD. See Guidelines below.
Worship will be indoors for the foreseeable future; in person worship will be cancelled if pandemic conditions change.  You can still watch online. See below.

Service will also be filmed and available online later in the day. For online services, go to YouTube and type: Zion Lutheran Church Portland CT in the search bar. 

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 and pastorsara2000@gmail.com. Church office summer hours until Labor Day: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

♦  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): Recordings on YouTube.
Bulletins for online services: recordings available on YouTube.

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

  • October 4 and 18: Sunday School and Confirmation, contact Sylvia or Pastor Sara for details.
  • October 18: Sunny Hill is selling butter braids, forms available at the church and here: Butterbraid. Deadline November 6. Pick up on or after November 20.
  • October 19: Grace Guild, 1 p.m.
  • October 30: Sunny Hill Halloween parade in the rear parking lot, please arrive by 11 a.m.: parade about 11:15 a.m.
  • November 1: All Saint’s Day
  • Anytime: simple donations to Zion can be made through the purchase of Scrip gift cards, and by signing up for Amazon Smile. Details here, scroll down..
  • 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. 860-342-2860.