Zion Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 202, 183 William Street, Portland, CT 06480
Pastor Kari Rinas

email: pastorkarijo@gmail.com




Church Council Members

Sunday School Wing Photos


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  New England Synod - ELCA
  Camp Calumet
  NE Chamber Choir

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: 10:15 a.m.

Call for information about New Member Classes, starting soon.


Join Us at Zion
December 3, 7 p.m.

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble (RUSSIA)

Presenting All-Night Vigil, Rachmaninoff and Russian Folk Songs

Link to Additional Information



Sunny Hill Preschool



November Outreach is now available.                                    New fundraiser: Amazon Smile, see Outreach

Annual Reports

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

Upcoming events at Zion. Details in the Outreach.

November 1: All Saints Day, especially remembering our deceased family and friends from the past year during worship
November 20: Life Line Screening
, Chime Choir, 6:30 p.m and Choir, 7:15 p.m.
Riverfront Worship Service: postponed until Spring, 2016

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

Amazon Smile: make your amazon.com purchases through smile.amazon.com, choose Zion as your recipient charitable organization and Zion will receive a small portion of your purchase. All functions work as normal: your account, Amazon Prime (if you have it), etc. Additional details in the Outreach.

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.

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.

Special crafted for you: greeting card fundraiser. Birthday, graduation, get well, sympathy, thank you and thinking of you. Special requests are no problem!

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.

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

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

Chime Choir 6 P.M. and Adult Choir 7 P.M. rehearse on Thursday evenings.  New members always welcome..

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

Camp Calumet registration forms are available on the table outside the church office or at www.calumet.org

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.



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

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