1584592866_64f2917316_bJoy 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


Further thoughts on Bach Around the Clock from Rice & Karosi

Two of the principal organizers of the Bach Around the Clock had a chance to reflect on last week’s events. Dear First Lutheran Friends, Thinking back a week ago to Bach Around The Clock, I want to add my thanks to the many appreciations you already have received and tell you that I found the day to be a…

Bach Birthday Thanks!

A note of thanks from First Lutheran Church to all who participated in the Bach Around the Clock on Saturday, March 16. Please join us again next year around this time. Principal organizers from First Lutheran Church,  Balint Karosi and from the Boston American Guild of Organists, Joyce Painte Rice have offered some further reflections on…

Woman’s Bible Study: Pew Sisters

Due to a busy weekend and Easter around the corner we have decided to resume our Bible Study on Friday April 5th. The study begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 a.m. It will be a 12 week study which will bring us right into the summer. If you would like to join the…

Sermon Audio – March 17, 2013

        “I will send my beloved Son” A sermon preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann on March 17, 2013. The sermon text is Luke 20:13 Old Testamnet Reading Isaiah 43: 16-21 Epistle Reading: Philippians 3: 8-14 New Testament Reading: Luke 20: 9-20 

Sermon Audio – March 10th, 2013

Preached by Pastor Paul Lantz March 10th, 2013 First Reading Isaiah 12:1-6 Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Gospel Luke 15:1-3 11-32

Sermon Audio – March 3, 2013

Preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann March 3, 2013 Readings Old Testament: Ezekiel 33:7-20 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

Bach Birthday 328 – Now with Updated Schedule and Program!

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 come celebrate the music of J.S. Bach on occasion of his 328th Birthday at First Lutheran Church. This year’s event is more diverse than ever with organ, instrumental and vocal music, a children’s program, a presentation and a German lunch. Concerts begin at 6:00AM and end at 6 p.m., all concerts beginning on the hour.