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 September 17th, 2014

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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FLC’s Walker Describes Crossroads of Peace in Boston’s Back Bay

First Lutheran’s own Andrew Walker has been featured in UniteBoston in a depiction of the Back Bay religious life.  Andrew is a long and loyal member of First Lutheran Churh who is making his mark by “Bringing the Message and Example of Jesus Christ to Greater Boston!” For the past five months, the UniteBoston Reps have been…

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Lutheran Essentials September 10th, 2014

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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Lutherans in a changing world Study Begins Sunday September 21

We turn on our TVs, surf the news websites and open our newspapers to see a world today that appears in crisis and far away from God the creator and sustainer of our world. It’s difficult to know what to think when we read of beheadings, catastrophes, civil wars, terrorist attacks. Different churches and Christians…

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Lutheran Essentials September 3rd, 2014

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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September News from the Ahlman Family in Leipzig

Sei getrost und unverzagt, fürchte dich nicht und lass dich nicht erschrecken! (Lutherbibel 1984) Be confident and unflinching, fear not and do not let yourself be  alarmed! (Personal translation) —1 Chr. 22.13b Those were the words of mandate from David to Solomon, having  prepared the arrangements for the construction of the Temple in  Jerusalem. That’s…

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Urgent Appeal to Bring LCC Comfort Dogs to Earthquake Victims in Napa Valley Area

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have been invited to come to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napa, California and the surrounding area as soon as possible due to the earthquake that hit on Sundaymorning. A team of four LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers will arrive in Napa later this afternoon. Yesterday LCC received a phone call from Pastor…