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 5/20-5/26/19

On the sixth Sunday of Easter, our readings have a lot of Law in them. The Israelites, after walking through the Red Sea on dry land, drinking water that sprang from the rock, and eating manna and quail faithfully provided for them each day, complain “We detest this miserable food!” And yet, just as we think, “How ungrateful can they […]

Lutheran Essentials May 22nd, 2019

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesdays 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 join us remotely via our livestream.  […]

Rev. James Hopkins Accepts Call to FLC

In April the voters of First Lutheran Church of Boston voted unanimously to call Pastor James Hopkins to the pastoral office at our church. On May 5, President Lisa Stiller read Pastor Hopkins’ letter of acceptance, published below, to the congregation. It is with joy that we prepare to welcome Pastor Hopkins as the new undershepherd of Christ in our […]

Readings for 5/13-5/19/19

This week we hear more promises of Jesus as he tells his bewildered disciples what will happen after his death and resurrection. In the days following Easter, the disciples went from confused and afraid to full of joy and hope. Just as we need God to save us from sin and death, we need him to lead us into his […]

Readings for 5/6-5/12/19

Our readings for the season of Easter speak of hope, strength, freedom, and joy. When our hope is in God rather than the passing fancies of this world or in our own abilities, we are able to draw on the strength of God. The Lord is our strength and our song, and in Easter resurrection He has become our salvation. […]

Pastoral Epistles Study – Apr. 28, 2019

Last Sunday we concluded our study of the Pastoral Epistles with a discussion of Titus 2:11-3:15. In the first half of Paul’s letter to Titus, we noticed his emphasis on self-control in his directions to Titus and to all types of Christians, young and old, men and women. In the second half of his letter, there is an emphasis on […]


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