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


Lenten Worship and Devotional Opportunities

This year’s theme for our mid-week Lenten services is “courage.” We’ll consider Biblical examples of how people of God showed courage in the face of adversity, uncertainty, and even death. Our series highlights the following Biblical accounts of courage; Mary; Service of Prayer and Preaching, Wednesday, February 17, 7pm Abraham; Service of Prayer and Preaching on Wednesday February…

Boston Bach Birthday; Save the Date March 19th, 2016

Guess whose birthday is fast approaching once again? That’s right, it’s him again! The annual celebration of of J.S. Bach’s birthday will take place at First Lutheran Church on March 19th, 2016. A full dose of free and excellent music for fans of all ages will run from morning through evening including a cantata Vespers…

Sermon Audio: Sacrifice

Sermon Audio: A Sermon preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann for the First Sunday of Lent on Luke 41:13

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…

Lutheran Essentials February 17th, 2016

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings following the Lenten Prayer and Preaching 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…