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


Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation we are going to take a look back at the document that started it all.  Join us on Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at 7pm as we study Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.  While the Lutheran church does not hold these are pure doctrine, it…

Bach Vespers for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Add New First Lutheran’s acclaimed Bach Vespers series continues on Saturday, October 28 with the centerpiece of the series: a Vespers service commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. When Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Schloßkirche on October 31, 1517, he began a movement to reclaim the centrality…

Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Support relief and mercy efforts for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico As federal agencies rush to establish emergency airlift and disaster relief infrastructure for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through its LCMS Disaster Response team, is preparing to bring urgent relief and the hope of the Gospel to Puerto Ricans whose…

Support for Las Vegas

As we continue to pray for those impacted by the Las Vegas shooting—the families of those killed, the hundreds wounded and the hundreds more who cared for them, the police and first-responders, doctors and nurses, and our grieving Nation—I want to share the following that was passed along to us from the Synod, via emails…

Lutheran Essentials October 4th, 2017

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…

Reformation 500 Panel Discussion

Reformation 500 Panel Discussion As announced earlier, a special Reformation panel discussion is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Nashua, NH. Details follow below. Please note that if you ‘d like to take advantage of the meal and fellowship that immediately follow the panel discussion, the folks at Grace ask that…

Pastor Dutzmann Celebrates 20 years at First Lutheran Church

Pastor’s Anniversary On Thursday, Pastor Dutzmann celebrated the 20th Anniversary of his Installation here at FLC. We’ll recognize that special milestone on Sunday with (what else?!?) a special cake after services. Please don’t hesitate to help us make the day a bit more special by bringing a special non-sheetcake snack to share.