Welcome

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

June 13, Third Sunday after Pentecost, Bulletin
Worship INSIDE until further notice.
Recordings of the service are posted Mondays by 9 a.m.
Search Zion Lutheran Church Portland Connecticut.
Or click here: Zion’s Youtube Channel
CDC Guidelines will be followed:  Masks must be worn when walking through, from, and around the sanctuary but may be removed by fully vaccinated people when seated.  Physical distancing will be maintained when seated and during Holy Communion.  There will be no singing except the last hymn.

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

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 hours : Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pledges and Contributions to Zion: Please consider mailing in your financial contribution to the church so that we can keep doing ministry in these extraordinary times! Our address is P.O. Box 202, Portland, CT 06480
PayPal: You may also donate with PayPal by using the button below, but please be aware that PayPal will charge Zion $0.30 per transaction, as well as 2.9% of the donated amount.


Sunday School & Confirmation Classes first and third Sunday. Virtual classes until further notice. Contact Sylvia LeShane for details.  Guidelines for Sunday School and Confirmation

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

  • Compline Service (Evening Prayer). Live streamed on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Available on YouTube soon after.
  • June 12: Work day, clean up both inside the church building and outside.
  • June 22: Deadline to join The Middlesex Vocal Chords and participate in a musical tribute to heroes of 9/11 at the Bushnell in Hartford. Details in latest bulletin.
  • September 12:  “Romance of the Rose” tea fundraiser, see Outreach for details
  • Any time: Drop off collected pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House in the Red Box. Grace Guild will deliver them in the near future.
  • Now: Camp Calumet has information about resident camp for summer 2021.
  • 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
  • Italian Dinner and entertainment by “The Three Amigos”, postponed, new date TBD
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  • 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 interested in becoming a member. 860-342-2860.