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

Pastoral Epistles Study, Jan. 6 2019

In our first study of Paul’s pastoral epistles (1&2 Timothy and Titus), we reviewed the historical background of the letters. The letters are named for their recipients, two young pastors that had helped Paul on his missionary journeys. Paul addresses each of them as his “dear son,” and both young men are mentioned elsewhere in the Bible. Timothy is mentioned […]

Sunday Bible Study: The Pastoral Epistles

Please join us this winter/spring season on Sundays at 9:30 as we study the Pastoral epistles together during the Sunday school hour. These three letters, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus, were written by St. Paul to the men he left in charge of the churches in Ephesus and Crete. His advice to these shepherds of God’s flock remains relevant […]

Lutheran Essentials January 9th, 2019

  Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings 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 […]

Music this Sunday: January 6, 2019

Epiphany celebrates Jesus’ manifestation to the world, for that is what Epiphany (ἐπιφάνεια) means: manifestation. We commonly associate three events with Epiphany: the visit of the Magi to the boy Jesus, Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, and the wedding at Cana. Though these events naturally span almost three decades, they are tied together in that they are visible manifestations […]

Shining with Gifts

The season of congregational gift commitment is drawing to a close, and the season of gift-giving is approaching. It is not too late to make a commitment to support the ministry growth that will allow FLC to Shine in Faith, in Mercy, and in Joy. If you missed the opportunity to join with your FLC family members to commit a [...]

Music this Christmas: December 25, 2018

Christmas Day celebrates the Incarnation, one of the greatest mysteries of the faith. As is befitting such an awesome and significant aspect of the faith, there are no less than four Divine Services appointed: three on the day itself (midnight, dawn, and day), and one on the vigil (Christmas Eve). Each of these Services has its own particular focus as […]


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