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


In Boston, Lutherans Offer Comfort in Wake of Horror

The Lutheran Reporter and author Paula Schlueter Ross have published an article on the efforts of First Lutheran Church, Pastor Ingo Dutzmann, Elaine Laaser and others. Here’s an excerpt with a link to the full article below. The Rev. Ingo Dutzmann, pastor of First Lutheran Church in Boston, chokes up when he talks about those…

Malaria Initiative Continues

  First Lutheran Church has been one of many churches and organizations that have been participating in effort to end malaria in Africa by 2015. World Malaria Week was recognized between April 21st and April 28th and allowed First Lutheran Church to focus the ongoing acts of mercy and rejoice in the progress being made in living out the Gospel and supporting our…

New Bible Studies Debut

Spring is an excellent time to be renewed by the Word of God and First Lutheran Church has increased the number of studies to meet that need. Three midweek opportunities will now be supplementing the ongoing Sunday morning offerings in Christian Education for people of all schedules, interests and ages. Here’s a quick recap of the…

Boston.com Article on Comfort Dogs

Boston.com has published an article on the work of the Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dogs including some quotes by First Lutheran Church Senior Pastor Ingo Dutzmann, LCC’s Rich Martin and Emerson College Student. Find the whole Article here…

Comfort Dogs Off to New Missions

First Lutheran Church wishes to thank the K9 Comfort Dogs and Lutheran Church Charities for their service to Boston during this extraordinary and difficult week. The Dogs have dispersed to help others in need. While Boston looks toward a more normal week, these dogs and their handlers are headed to places where comfort is also needed. Some…

A Message from Rev. Timothy Yeadon on the Boston Marathon Attacks

The following message from District President Timothy Yeadon was during Sunday’s April 21st worship services. It was delivered by Rev. Jim Keurulainen, friend of First Lutheran Church and former District President.    Dear Saints of First Lutheran Church and all in Attendance this morning,   From my heart and with all the strength I can muster I…

Sermon Audio – April 21, the Fourth Sunday in Easter

“Truth Has Consequences”; a sermon preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann, for the Fourth Sunday in Easter, the sunday after the Boston marathon bombings. Sermon Text: John 10:30-31  please be patient as the audio file may take a moment to load, depending on internet connection.