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


Message from LCMS president Matthew Harrison on Boston Tragedy

Pastor Matthew Harrison, the president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod issued the following statement on the Boston marathon bombings several days ago. The deplorable attack on innocent citizens in Boston while they were joined in healthy and joyous activity is beyond comprehension. As Christian citizens of this nation, we stand against wanton violence. We express our…

Revive Hope in Your Life – The Meyer Minute

Another post from Rev. Dale Meyer pertinent to Friday’s events. One bombing suspect killed and another sought in massive manhunt.  The news points toward justice and the weekend offers each of us quiet to revive our hope in God’s ultimate justice.  Yesterday was the anniversary of a revival of hope. 

Comfort Dogs In Boston!

K-9 Comfort Dogs have deployed as of Tuesday and Wednesday to Boston and are with the survivors of Monday’s marathon attacks.  The dogs –  a ministry of Lutheran Church Charities – and their handlers are working with the First Lutheran Church of Boston several blocks away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The therapy dogs are especially equipped…

The Self Donation of God: A New Book (and Blog) by Jack Kilcrease

Here’s an interesting blog from a friend of First Lutheran Church. Dr. Jack Kilcrease has just authored The Self Donation of God, A Contemporary Lutheran approach to Christ and His Benefits . Jack is maintaining a blog to accompany his book, making large parts of it available on a regular basis.

Comfort Dogs Make News – New Stories Added

Easter Peace in Jesus! The five famous “Comfort Dogs” and their handlers began their Ministry to Greater Boston on Wednesday morning, sharing the comfort and healing which only Jesus can bring. The dogs and their handlers appeared bright and early with NBC news anchor Kerry Sanders. These dogs have received much national attention after the Newtown…

Prayers In Light of the Marathon Bombings

A series of prayers for use in this Sunday’s worship has been published by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, including this collect, which is appropriate for so many occasions.   O Savior, our Good Shepherd, You taught us that the thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy, but that You…

Wednesday Boston Magazine Article on Comfort Dogs

Boston Magazine writer Steve Annear has posted a very fine recap of the k9 comfort dogs first day in Boston and the work being done at First Lutheran Church to bring calm to these troubled times. The article features interviews with the handlers and the Pastor and perhaps the most unlikely comparisons ever used to describe the dog’s work.  Read that…