Zion Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 202, 183 William Street, Portland, CT 06480
Pastor James R. Reemts




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The Church

Zion Lutheran Church is a worshiping, learning, witnessing, and serving community of baptized persons, among whom the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are celebrated according to the Gospel.

About 350 people of richly diverse backgrounds, coming from Portland, Connecticut, and surrounding towns, are joined together in fellowship at Zion.  We invite you to join us.  

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Regular Worship Schedule:
Sunday Worship
  9 a.m.
Sunday Coffee Hour  10:15 a.m.
Sunday School:10:30 a.m.

Call for information about New Member Classes, starting soon.

June Outreach is now available.

2013 Annual Report, date 1/2014
Previous Annual Reports

10 AM, June 29
Join us as we worship together with the members of Faith Lutheran Church, Middletown at Portland's Riverfront Park.( Map) A potluck picnic will follow the worship service. Casual dress, flip-flops and shorts encouraged! Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair. . . Invite a friend!!


Please send your email address to us at zion.lutheran@snet.net for church-related announcements. Please send your regular mail to P.O. Box 202.

Upcoming events at Zion. Details in the Outreach.

June 5-7: Synod Assembly
June 8: Pentecost Sunday: Children's Choir will sing at worship
June 8: Sunday School Teacher Appreciation breakfast, following worship
June 9: Grace Guild, "End of Year" dinner, Moonlight Japanese Restaurant on Main Street in Middletown, meet at the church at 5:30 p.m.
June 20, 21 and 24: Portrait sessions for church directory
June 22: Meeting to plan for youth trip to Hammonasset, 10:30 a.m.
June 29: Worship with Faith Lutheran at Portland Riverfront Park and Picnic, Note time: 10 a.m.
September 5-7: Youth trip to Hammonasset http://www.hammoconnect.com

Other News, details in Outreach, or call the Church:

Church Directory:  Zion is preparing an updated church directory and church census.  Phil Olson is leading the charge.  This is a huge effort and certainly not a one-man job.  WE NEED YOU! If you are willing to assist, please contact Phil at church on Sunday or email him at prolson121@comcast.net

The Altar Guild will arrange to have flowers on the altar in memory of a loved one or in honor of an occasion. Call the church.

Consider purchasing gift cards through Zion's Scrip Program. Pay face value for the card, and the retailer donates a percentage to Zion. Contact Rick Borg for details.

Grace Guild is collecting can top tabs (all kinds: soda, beer, cat & dog food, fruit, etc.) for the Ronald McDonald House; and Campbell soup UPC codes and lids (see Outreach for details) for the Cromwell Children's Home. The Guild is also collecting gently used clothes for the Food Bank.

Ushers and lectors needed.  Please sign up by calling the church office, or signing up on the bulletin board at the entrance to the church.

Drivers needed for St. Luke's Eldercare, 860-347-5661.

The Food Bank needs your help.  They are serving more than 100 people per week. Please drop off donations (food and/or clothing) in the coat room.

Word in Season Daily Devotions available in the lounge.

Sunny Hill Preschool Registration:  Sunny Hill Preschool is accepting registrations for three and four year olds.  Call the church for registration details. E-mail the Preschool at:  dtalerico5@gmail.com Sunny Hill welcomes volunteers; 860-342-2860, x12. Please, leave a message.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Classes meets after worship.  All are welcome.

Choir (7:15 p.m.) & Chime Choir (6:30 p.m.) rehearse on Thursday evenings.  New members always welcome..

Confirmation Classes meet every other Sunday.  Call the church for more details


Zion Lutheran

Mission Statement
As members of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, we exist to honor and proclaim the life of Jesus Christ through our words, actions and deeds.

Vision Statement
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church shall be a prominent magnet in the community to draw people to a new life in Jesus Christ.

Pastor:  James Reemts
Office Secretary:  Valerie Schmidt
Allen Hill
Council Members:
Geri Pearson - President; Barbara Helming - Secretary; Richard Borg, Jr. - Treasurer; Donna Berndtson - Financial Secretary; Fran Connelly; Chris Darby; Beth Keser; Cathy L'Hote; Elise O’Brien; Phil Olson; Bob Redman; Kathy Richards, and Dave Schneider.

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