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


 

Lutheran Essentials April 25th, 2018

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings 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…

The Didache

In the Apostolic Era there was a need to train new Gentile converts in to the Way of Life found in the nascent Church.  To bring pagans into the rites, practices, and behaviors of their new faith while having them cast off their old idolatry.  To accomplish this the Didache, the Teaching of the Twelve…

Lutheran Essentials April 18th, 2018

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings 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…

Summer Worship and Socializing

Single Summer Service and Socializing Beginning the first Sunday after Vacation Bible School ends (July 1) and including all Sundays in July and August, First Lutheran Church will be conducting only one Divine Service each Sunday morning at 9:30am to be followed by Courtyard Coffee Hour. Here’s a great opportunity for all of us to worship as…

Lutheran Essentials April 11th, 2018

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings 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…

Boston Marathon 2018 Welcome

Are you in town for the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16th?   Welcome to the Marathon ’Hub’ of the modern world, Boston, in the Wonderful Name of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!   Your presence at Sunday Worship with us this year on April 15th at either the 8:00am or 11:00am services would be such a blessing to us. We are one of the…

Easter Vigil as covered by the Boston Globe

A WINDOW INTO WORSHIP Boston Globe Sunday, April 1, 2018   Photo: Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Published with permission Boston Globe and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Craig F. Walker, joined First Lutheran at its Vigil of Easter worship service on Saturday evening, March 31. The following link will bring you to a series of Craig’s photos at the Boston…