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

Sunday School Stories: The 10 Plagues

As you may already be aware, this fall our Sunday school students are studying Exodus. Recently, our 9-11 year old class collaborated to create an illustrated story of the ten plagues and the Passover, which is just too good not to share!  Note the kids’ attention to details: the land of Goshen spared from the hail, blood dripping from a […]

Thanksgiving Meal and Music Nov. 24

All are invited to a special Thanksgiving potluck at church on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 3pm. The meal will be followed by a wonderful Vespers service celebrating the last Sunday of the church year, with prelude at 4:30 and service at 5pm. The service will feature a cantata by Bach and will be followed by a reception, just in case […]

Bach Vespers for the Last Sunday after Trinity

On Saturday, November 24 at 5:00pm, the saints of First Lutheran Church will gather to celebrate the Last Sunday after Trinity with a Vespers service featuring the music of acclaimed Lutheran composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The Last Sunday after Trinity represents the consummation of the liturgical year, and in turn depicts the consummation of history in the second coming of Christ […]

Lutheran Essentials November 7th, 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 join us remotely via our […]

Shine Commitment Card: How to fill it out

This Sunday, November 4th, is Commitment Sunday. We have the privilege and opportunity to commit our resources to the service of the ultimate creator and giver, God. We will have a Service of Commitment where the congregation lays their commitment cards on the altar, and we encourage all attendees of FLC to participate. Our goal is to have 100% participation. [...]

SHINE Commitment Service and Brunch

This coming Sunday, Nov. 4, First Lutheran will hold a SINGLE SERVICE at 9:30am instead of our usual 8&11am schedule, to enable the congregation to come together and celebrate returning our SHINE commitments to the Lord’s altar. If you’ve received a commitment card, please bring it with you – and if not, more will be available at the service. Also, […]


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