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 a God-given desire to let our light SHINE in Faith, Mercy, and Joy! We feel privileged to do this, in word and action, by showing the Love of Jesus to everyone the Good Lord brings into our lives!

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


 

The Heidelberg Disputation

On April 26th, 1518 in the city of Heidelberg a debate occurred between two Augustinian monks.  Formal disputations regarding St. Augustine and St. Paul at meetings of the Augustinian Order was not unusual, but this time the headliner was none other than the newly famous Martin Luther of Wittenberg University.  His 95 Theses on Indulgences…

Holy Week 2018 Reminders and Events

We’re providing you with a few reminders and links for volunteers and donations to consider as we enter Holy Week and prepare for Easter. Listed below is our schedule of worship services for the coming week and a few important notes.   Palm Sunday Worship: March 25 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt: 9:30 a.m. (NO Wednesday evening worship…

Easter Brunch

Please join us on Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018 this year, for great food and fellowship during our annual Easter brunch. Held in the undercroft between the services (for visitors, that’s 9:30-11am), Easter brunch is a great way to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and enjoy the delicious contributions of our First…

Guest Preacher spotlight: Rev. Dr. Nunes

President of Concordia New York Visits First Lutheran Church On March 18th First Lutheran Church was privileged to hear President John Nunes preach the gospel, and to hear his wife, the talented Monique Nunes, sing a beautiful rendition of the classic hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness.  Dr. Nunes also led the adult Bible study hour in…

Lutheran Essentials March 21st, 2018

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

Easter Egg Hunt returns for 2018

Families, friends, and neighbors of FLC are invited to join together for an Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, March 25th, during the Sunday School hour. Attendees will gather in the Sanctuary at 10:00 to Bunny Hop to the egg hunting grounds, and return to the undercroft for prizes and treats. Volunteers are needed for hiding eggs, wrangling hunters, chatting up Back Bay neighbors, helping with…

Holy Week and Easter at First Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday Worship: March 25 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt: 9:30 a.m.   Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion: March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship: March 30 Prayer Vigil: 12 Noon – 3:00 p.m. Tenebrae: 7:00 p.m.   Easter Vigil with Holy Communion: Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. Easter…