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


Bach Birthday Celebration – Save the Date

The annual J.S. Bach Birthday Celebration will be back for a fifth consecutive year on Saturday March 16, 2013. In the past, this free, all day musical event has featured great organists, festive food, informative talks and children’s activities in the welcoming venue of First Lutheran Church, and this year promises to extend the great tradition…

Daniel Bible Study: Week 3

  This Sunday, January 20th, is the third installment of our Bible Study on Daniel, 9:30 AM in the First Lutheran Church undercroft. Most of the people that came the first week came back the second week, so it must be pretty interesting.  We are getting a terrific amount of discussion.  We’ve made it through…

Thank You Kantorei

Epiphany was celebrated early at First Lutheran Church, thanks to the voices and instruments of the Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne.

Daniel Bible Study: Week 2

  Join us on Sunday January 13 at 9:30AM for the second installment of our Bible Study on the Book of Daniel.  Don’t worry if you missed last week, we will spend the first several minutes recapping what we covered last week and move onto Chapter 2. In this chapter Daniel will be called upon…

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

A few words about three seasons… Something profound happened the First Christmas just over 2000 years ago:  and it was Wonderful.  In fact, “Wonderful” is one of the names of Jesus predicted by Isaiah almost 700 years before the First Christmas occurred.  Imagine, without the birth of the Savior of the World in Bethlehem, we…