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

December 11: Third Sunday in Advent Bulletin
Worship in person with us, Sundays at 9 a.m.
A recording of the service will also be posted on
Zion’s Youtube Channel, on
Monday morning

    • Christmas Pageant: December 18, 9 a.m.
    • December 18: Deadline for ordering Christmas Poinsettias, Order Form
    • Christmas Eve Service: December 24, 5 p.m.
    • Christmas Day Service: December 25, 9 a.m.
    • See below for additional opportunities for worship

During Advent, we will be collecting monetary donations for the Portland Food Bank. Please make checks out to Portland Food Bank.

Compline Service, Wednesdays during Advent, 8 p.m. preceded by viewing of an episode of The Chosen at 7 p.m.

Don’t forget to order SCRIP cards. They make excellent gifts for those who are hard to buy for. See Rick for details, or follow this Link.

Welcome to True Vine Church members worshipping in the upper Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

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

  • December 7:  7:00 p.m. Episode of The Chosen followed by 8:00 p.m. Compline Service
  • December 11: Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords holiday concert, 2 p.m., tickets $20
  • December 14: 7:00 p.m. Episode of The Chosen followed by 8:00 p.m. Compline Service
  • December 18: Deadline for ordering Christmas Poinsettias, Order Form
  • December 18: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Pageant, during worship
  • December 18: 2:00 p.m. Ecumenical Service, Lessons and Carols at Trinity Church
  • December 21:  7:00 p.m. Episode of The Chosen followed by 8:00 p.m. Compline Service
  • December 24: 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
  • December 24: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service
  • During Advent, we are collecting monetary donations for the Portland Food Bank.
  • Contact Allen Hill if you are interested in singing in the choir — 860-490-3963 or email a.jon@att.net
  • 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 Two of “The Chosen,” all welcome to join at any time.
  • 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.