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

October 1: Members of Zion will join with other Christians in recognition of World Communion Day by worshipping together with at First Congregational Church, 10 a.m.. NO SERVICE at Zion October 1. Bulletin is for at home worship and announcements. In-person worship is at First Congregational Church today

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 Outreach 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.
  • September 30: Golf event in support of Lily Vartanian.  Details in the bulletin.
  • October 1: Worship at First Congregational Church, 10 a.m. in recognition of World Communion Day. No service at Zion.
  • October 1: Deadline for submittal of Anniversary Logo!  
  • October 15: Rally Day! Register for Sunday School.
  • November 5: Zion is hoping to raise enough money by November 5th to have our alter brass items professionally polished and refinished by Christmas. Please consider donating to this effort.
  • December 6-8: True Vine offering bus trip to Hershey and Lancaster, PA. See bulletin board by front door for details, or call Barbara Shaw at 860-262-3531 or email her at barbaraj_50@hotmail.com.   
  • December 10: The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords concert at PHS, 2 p.m. For more information, visit vocalchords20.org or call 860-342-3120.  
  • 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 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.