December 2017 at First Lutheran Church

Ways to Worship and Ways to Serve

Peace and Joy in the Precious NAME of our Advent Lord and King, Jesus!
Welcome to a brand new start of the Church Year as we anticipate again, the coming of the Christ Child, born of the Virgin Mary! Think of it; Without Christ there would be no Christmas! Could any fake-news possibly have become such a precious season of anticipation and joy? I think not!  Advent is truly a time of year that transcends all attempts to turn it into a secular shopping spree or a phony excuse for a ‘Holy-Day’ in the midst of the darkest time of the year. Without Jesus at the heart and core of this Season, no Santa Claus figure would ever have arisen, the great seasonal hymns would not have been written, and the evergreen would never have become a faithful reminder of God’s enduring love for all HIS children. Indeed, without Christ there is no Christmas! Hence we celebrate Advent looking forward to the gift of this very special child, who was born to die for our sins, to assure us of forgiveness, and to prepare for us our Heavenly Home.
Blessings and Welcome in HIS Holy NAME,
Pastor Dutzmann

Sunday Worship during Advent

Worship with Communion at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sunday Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.


Mid-Week Advent Worship

Wednesday Evenings: December 6th, 13th, and 20th at 7 p.m.

(preceded by a light supper at 6 p.m.)


Ways to Serve


Church Decorating

Saturday, December 2nd, 9 a.m. – 12p.m.


  1. jährlichen deutschen Weihnachtsgottesdienst

(62nd Annual German Christmas Service)

Sunday, December 3rd at 4 p.m.

(followed by an authentic German Reception)



Caroling in the Courtyard

Sunday, December 10th at 12:30 p.m.



Boston Light of the World Caroling, Fellowship and Meal

Saturday, December 16th, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.



New Member Sunday

Sunday, December 17th at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services



4th Sunday in Advent Worship

Sunday, December 24th – Divine Service at 8 a.m.


Christmas Eve Family Service

Sunday, December 24th at 11 a.m.

Children’s Pageant with Matins (no Communion)


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24th at 11 p.m.


Christmas Day Celebration Service with Communion

Monday, December 25th at 11 a.m.



New Year’s Eve (day) Worship with Communion

Sunday, December 31st  at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.



Epiphany Worship Services

Celebrated Sunday, January 7th at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.


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