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
 
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Lutheran Essentials January 28th, 2015

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.  Our current study…

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New England Campus Ministry Workshop in Connecticut, Feb 7th

Dear all, This is my humble plea for students; young professionals and leaders to join me at this campus ministry event described in more detail below.  I’m happy to be the contact person and ride-coordinator. If we have a large enough group going I’ll rent a van. Peace, Pastor Ingo Dutzmann __________ Hello!  We are…

weekly news

News for the Week of January 19th, 2015

This Week   Lutheran Essentials: Wednesday, January 21: We’re discussing “The Spirituality of the Cross,” written by Gene Edward Veith, Jr., that explores the author’s journey to becoming a Lutheran. With our holiday break behind us, we’ll dive back in at 7pm on the 14th! The book, as well as the Book of Concord, are…

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Lutheran Essentials January 21st, 2015

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.  Our current study…

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Campus and Young Professional Study on ‘Just War’

On Jan. 25 and Feb. 8, we will explore the Christian doctrine of a “just war”: the idea that war, while always terrible, is not always the worst option.  Christian thinkers from the time of Augustine have wrestled with this challenging question.  In the study, we’ll cover the basic concepts of just war theory, look…

extra bible study

Ezra Bible Study Underway on Sunday Mornings

Ezra Bible Study Every Sunday during January and February, the adult Bible Study will be on the 15th book of the Old Testament — Ezra. Set during the time of Persian world domination, this study focuses on one of the last historical books of the Old Testament, bringing together the ancient cultures and God’s hand in…