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

Epitome of the Formula of Concord

After the death of Luther in 1546 many controversies rocked the nascent Lutheran church as it struggled against external and internal forces that tried to tear it away from the clear preaching of God’s Word found in the unaltered Augsburg Confession of 1530.  To respond to this challenge the Lutheran princes in 1577 had Jacob Andreae, Nicholas Selnecker, Andrew Musculus, […]

Lutheran Essentials March 20th, 2019

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on following the Lenten Vespers service which starts 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 […]

Readings for 3/18-3/24/19

Our reflection on our need for a Savior continues this week as we prepare for the third Sunday of Lent. At this point the joyful music of Epiphany season seems a long time ago, and Easter alleluias are still far away. The world waited a long time after the fall for the Savior to come, but at just the right […]

Pastor Dutzmann’s Last Sermon – May 12, 2019

Our beloved Pastor Ingo Dutzmann is retiring this May after 21 years of faithful service to our congregation. On Sunday May 12, there will be NO EARLY SERVICE. Sunday school will begin as usual at 9:30. There will be no adult Bible study, but adults are invited to help set up for a special reception that will be held after […]

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

March 17 is the date the Church has set aside to commemorate St. Patrick, the bishop who brought the Christian faith to Ireland in the fifth century. This year, March 17 falls on the Third Sunday in Lent. Because Lent is a privileged season, the individual Sundays in Lent outrank other feasts and commemorations that might coincide. As a result, [...]

Bach Birthday 2019 flyer

To sign up to volunteer for the Boston Bach Birthday, please use the link below: VOLUNTEER!


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