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

April 28: Fifth Sunday of Easter, please call the office for the bulletin
Previous bulletins
Easter Memorials
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.
  • April 7: Congregational meeting, see bulletin
  • April 7: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • April 8: Deadline for donations to Grace Guild basket raffle
  • April 9: Life Line Screening, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 14: Adult Bible Study. following worship
  • April 21: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • April 21:  Italian Dinner and Grace Guild basket raffle
  • April 27: Kenny Fletcher Memorial Car Show, 3 – 7 p.m., 22 Sand Hill Road, Portland, see bulletin for additional details
  • April 28: Adult Bible Study. following worship
  • May 5: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • May 12: Adult Bible Study. following worship
  • May 19: Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
  • May 26: Adult Bible Study. following worship
  • June 2: In recognition of our 150th anniversary, special worship service led by Jim Hazelwood, Bishop of the New England Synod, 9 a.m., followed by brunch.
  • 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.