Joy to you in the wonderful Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

“We exist to bring the message and example of Jesus Christ to Greater Boston and beyond.” Yes, this, our mission statement, is ambitious, and yes, we admit we will never accomplish it perfectly. But thanks be to God for nevertheless entrusting us with the keys of His Kingdom through His Holy Word in the Bible, and His precious Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

As Lutheran Christians we believe, teach and confess Christ crucified, risen, and coming again on the Last Day.  We also heed His admonition to love our neighbors as ourselves.  All this we do in an atmosphere of liturgical reverence, a high regard for His gift of music, and even a healthy sense of humor which acknowledges that we are saved by grace, not works!

Please consider your new or expanded participation in our exciting ministries located “deep” downtown in the beautiful and accessible Back Bay area of America’s most walkable city!  The volunteers and staff of First Lutheran stand ready to help you “let your light so shine before others that people will see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16)!

Thanks for reading this; and may God richly bless your day!

Yours for Christ and His Kingdom,
Ingo R. Dutzmann, Senior Pastor

Happenings at FLC

Readings for 4/15-4/21/19

We travel through the darkness of Holy Week and Christ’s suffering with the joys of Easter resurrection in view. Jesus, the true Passover lamb, has been sacrificed for our sin, and the words spoken by Job thousands of years before are fulfilled. Job’s redeemer and ours is alive, and though our current body will die, God will give us a […]

Readings for 4/8-4/14/19

This week we look ahead to Palm Sunday, the beginning of the end of Lent. After briefly rejoicing as Jesus enters Jerusalem triumphantly (in the “processional Gospel” for the day), we plunge immediately into Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion in the Gospel for the day. It is a fitting preparation for the solemnity of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter vigil. […]

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch 2019

In addition to our traditional Holy Week services, we have two fun fellowship traditions here at First Lutheran – our Palm Sunday Egg Hunt on April 14, and our Easter brunch between services on April 21. On April 14, children will assemble in the sanctuary during the usual Sunday school hour (9:30) for a short lesson about Easter before hunting […]

Pastoral Epistles Study – Apr. 7, 2019

Our pastoral epistles study covered Titus chapter 1 and chapter 2:1-10 last Sunday. Paul includes much of the same instruction in this letter as he did to Timothy, and as a result, we can use our study of Titus to review our studies of Timothy so far. Paul begins by asserting his authority as an apostle of Christ Jesus and giving Titus […]

Pastor Dutzmann’s Last Sermon – May 12, 2019

Our beloved Pastor Ingo Dutzmann is retiring this May after 21 years of faithful service to our congregation. On Sunday May 12, there will be NO EARLY SERVICE. Sunday school will begin as usual at 9:30. There will be no adult Bible study, but adults are invited to help set up for a special reception that will be held after […]

Lutheran Essentials April 10th, 2019

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on following the Lenten Vespers service which starts at 7pm.  You can reach the undercroft by going around to the back parking lot of the church and descending the staircase to the kitchen.  Knock on the door if it is closed and some one will let you in.  You can also […]


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