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

Lenten Devotions Available

Lutheran Hour Ministries is offering online devotions for Lent from the series, “The Light Shines through the Darkness,” by Rev. Wayne Palmer. Go to www.lhm.org, look for the box mid-page on the right titled, “Today’s Daily Devotion.” Once you’re on that page, you may “subscribe” by following the link, “Daily Devotion Options.” In addition, Anya Burkart found a…

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Announcements for the Week of March 1, 2015

Announcements for the Week of March 1, 2015   Today   College and Grad Student, Young Professional Lunch/Devotion, 12:30pm: After the recent New England District Campus Ministry workshop, the possibility of expanding LCMS campus ministry efforts in Boston is very much on the Synod’s radar screen. As follow-up from that meeting, Brian Harms is facilitating…


Canto Armonico concert focuses on the work of composer Hugo Distler

Opening the program are selections from Hugo Distler’s influentialMörike-Chorliederbuch, premiered to great acclaim in Graz in 1939 yet unfamiliar to many here in the USA. Eduard Mörike (1804-1875) was a Lutheran pastor, professor of German literature, and highly regarded writer; Distler uses 39 of his lyrics for the songbook, broken into sections for full chorus,…


Hear Canto Armonico Sunday on WGBH during the Bach Hour!

Our Hungaroton CD, a collaboration of Canto Armonico and First Lutheran Church organist Bálint Karosi, gets a spot on radio station WCRB this coming Sunday! “BALINT KAROSI AND THE CLAVIERÜBUNG III” is the title of this Sunday morning’s “The Bach Hour” on WGBH affiliate WCRB. The show airs on March 1 at 6 a.m. For…


Lutheran Essentials March 4th, 2015

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings after the midweek Lenten service.  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. …


Leipzig Letter – March Edition from Christopher and Elizabeth Ahlman

Although life with God entirely depends upon things “outside of us” (“extra nos” in Latin)—specifically, the person and saving work of Christ Jesus in His suffering and death on our behalf, don’t think for one second that this means that one must look at the things of God “from the outside in.” read more of…