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


An Easter Message from Pastor Ingo Dutzmann

Alleluia, Christ is Risen, Indeed He is Risen, Alleluia!  Amen!!   Here at First Lutheran Church of Boston we simply stick to the Bible’s Easter promises; “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?  He is not here, but He has risen” (Luke 24vs5-6)  and “He made Him who knew no sin to…

Sermon Audio: Palm Sunday March 24, 2013

A Palm Sunday Sermon by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann. Preached on March 23, 2013 Readings for the Sunday of the Passion; Old Testament; Deuteronomy 32: 36-39 Epistle: Philippians 2: 5-11 Gospel: Luke 22:1-23:56   

Help Us Get Cash For Your Trash

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League 2013 convention will take place in June in Pittsburgh, PA.  It is an expensive job to gather 4,000 women from across the country for the purpose of serving the world in a wide range of missions and to share the Gospel of Christ.  We would like to recycle your trash to…

Further thoughts on Bach Around the Clock from Rice & Karosi

Two of the principal organizers of the Bach Around the Clock had a chance to reflect on last week’s events. Dear First Lutheran Friends, Thinking back a week ago to Bach Around The Clock, I want to add my thanks to the many appreciations you already have received and tell you that I found the day to be a…

Bach Birthday Thanks!

A note of thanks from First Lutheran Church to all who participated in the Bach Around the Clock on Saturday, March 16. Please join us again next year around this time. Principal organizers from First Lutheran Church,  Balint Karosi and from the Boston American Guild of Organists, Joyce Painte Rice have offered some further reflections on…