Memorial Service Details

The Memorial service for the Boston marathon attacks will be held on Friday May 10th at noon. All those wishing to hear God’s Word of comfort are welcome.  In attendance will be a dozen or so Lutheran Church Missouri Synod clergy, First Lutheran Church members and friends. survivors, marathon runners, students, neighbors,  various medical, police, EMT, and media, as well as 10 Comfort Dogs and handlers from Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) in Addison, Illinois (including several who were with us the week of the bombing).  
In addition some of the dogs will be available for “comfort” at First Lutheran Church Thursday and Friday. For more information and schedules, please visit the post on the comfort dogs.  

Contact and Directions

maps, phone numbers and other essentials for getting to First Lutheran Church. While parking behind the church and on the surrounding streets of the Back Bay can be limited, free, all day validated parking vouchers for the nearby Boston Common garage will be available. Simply drive to the church and see a parking attendant who will provide the voucher and directions to the garage.  



  1. Sylvie & Colin 10 years ago

    Dear Pastor Dutzmann and friends at FLC,

    At this time of sorrow, our hearts go out to you and all victims, their family and friends.

    Although we are unable to join you physically on Friday, we will be praying for you in Sydney. We love Boston.

    May the Lord, our strength and Redeemer comfort you.

    Peace in Christ,
    Sylvie & Colin

  2. Bethany Kilcrease 10 years ago

    Jack and I would like to second Sylvie and Colin’s sentiments. We’ve definitely had the city of Boston and FLC in our thoughts and prayers over the past days. Blessings as you reach out to a grieving city with Christ’s mercy.

    Stay strong,

    Bethany and Jack

  3. Laura Rusch 10 years ago

    The choir of First Lutheran Church in Venice, California, took up a collection at our rehearsal on Thursday night. We want to support the work of your congregation in this time of need. Use the funds for the comfort dogs and/or any way your congregation sees fit. I am sure that churches throughout the world – including our corner of God’s kingdom in Venice, California, will be lifting you up in corporate prayer during worship services on Sunday. May God bless you with the height and breadth of His love! Laura Rusch for the Choir

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      Administrator 10 years ago

      Laura and choir, thank you from First Lutheran Church and the comfort dog team for your participation in God’s work. We have the privilege of being connected across so many miles as the body of Christ and deeply appreciate your help.

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