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

November 28, First Sunday in Advent, Bulletin
CDC Guidelines are being followed
Recordings of the service are posted Mondays by 9 a.m. on
Zion’s Youtube Channel

Compline: Wednesdays in Advent, 7 p.m., in person and streaming on Facebook

Christmas Pageant: Filming 12/5, Presentation 12/19.
See Bulletin for details.

Bob and Nancy Godwin have a piano they would like to donate. Bob says its in great shape. Give them if a call for more details. 860-342-4042.

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

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 to begin October 3. Contact Sylvia LeShane for details.  Guidelines for Sunday School and Confirmation, will be updated in September.

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

  • First and third Sundays: Sunday School following worship
  • November 14, November 28, January 9, January 23, February 13, February 27: Bible study, following worship.
  • December 1, 8, 15 & 22: Compline Service, 7 p.m., in person and streaming on Facebook
  • December 5: Children’s Pageant filming, 10:15 a.m.
  • December 5: Congregational meeting following worship. Details in 11/21 bulletin.
  • December 12: Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords Holiday Concert, Portland High School. 2 p.m.
  • December 14: Deadline to purchase Christmas Memorial Poinsettias, $10 each, form.
  • December 19: Christmas pageant film shown during worship.
  • December 24: Christmas Eve Service, 5 p.m.
  • December 26: Festival of Lessons and Carols, Trinity Church, 345 Main St, 9:30 a.m.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anytime: Cookbooks still available, $12 each.

Call for information if you would like to learn more or if you are interested in becoming a member. 860-342-2860.