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 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…

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Lydia Comfort Dog Becomes First LCC K-9 Comfort Dog in Massachusetts

On Sunday, August 24, Lydia Comfort Dog was welcomed into her new home at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.     LCC K-9 Director Rich Martin officially passed the leash to Top Dog Joyce Sauca, Pastor Jeremy Pekari and the K-9 Ministry Team from Messiah. Also on hand to welcome Lydia to New England were…

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“Faces of Christ” Film Lecture debuts St. Luke’s Arts Series

St. Luke’s in Dedham will be hosting a film lecture, “Faces of Christ”, on *Sunday, September 21 at 4:00pm*. This will be the first of our arts events this season, and will feature Dr. Bryan Stone of Boston University as our guest speaker. A wide variety of films produced between 1927 and 2004 will be presented, with Dr. Stone offering…

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Lutheran Essentials August 27th, 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…