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

March 12: Third Sunday in Lent, 9 a.m., Bulletin
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

Note: The bulletin for March 19 will not be available online until the following week. Please call the church if you would like a copy before then.
  • Photo of Zion's altarOn Sundays during Lent, an episode of The Chosen will be shown following worship in the Lounge at 10:30 a.m. 
  • On Wednesdays during Lent, join us for a repeat showing of The Chosen episode at 6 p.m., followed by Compline, Night Prayer at approximately 7 p.m. Compline will also be Live Streamed on Facebook.
  • And throughout Lent, we will be collecting items for the Portland Food Bank. On March 12, we are collecting paper goods: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, and napkins. On March 19, we are collecting toothpaste, toothbrushes mouthwash, dental floss For additional needed items see Alms Giving.
  • Deadline to order Easter Lilies is April 2, Order Form

Welcome to True Vine Church members worshipping in the upper Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

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

  • February 26 – April 2: Throughout Lent, we will be collecting items for the Portland Food Bank, for needed items see Alms Giving.
  • March 2: Open House at Sunny Hill Preschool, 4:30 – 6 p.m., children welcome.
  • April 2: Deadline for Easter Lilies, Order Form
  • 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. Season Three of “The Chosen,” all welcome to join at any time.
  • 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 Scrip gift cards, and by signing up for Amazon Smile. 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.