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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Sermon Audio: God Be Praised

Sermon Audio: “God Be Praised” A Palm Sunday Sermon preached by Rev. Dr. David Cowan on the text of John 12:20-43

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“Praying for Peace of Mind”: Pastor Dutzmann on Germanwings tragedy

Pastor Ingo Dutzmann was interviewed by the Boston Herald as one of several Bostonians with strong German ties. Local German natives an ocean away are grieving for the school that lost 16 students and for the city of Duesseldorf that never saw Flight 9525 return home with its 150 passengers.“It’s awful,” said the Rev. Ingo…


Mid Lent update from Pastor James & Peggy Krikava

Dear Supporters,Below is a link to our latest newsletter as Peggy and I prepare for our up-coming deployment.  Newsletter 7 Mid-Lent 2015 (1) Wishing you a blessed remainder of the holy season of Lent and a rich Holy Week in anticipation of the celebration of our Lord’s resurrection on Easter. Yours in Christ, Rev. James and…


Update from the Ahlman Family in Leipzig

Ahlman_September_2014 Dear friends, I hope that this email finds you doing well. Please find below a link to our April 2015 Leipzig Letter. April 2015 (2) Many blessings in Christ Jesus, Chris Ahlman  

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A Note from Pastor Dutzmann: Annunciation Day at 24 Laneway

Annunciation Day Blessings in Christ!  These photos were taken earlier today. My family and I thank you for your many thoughts prayers, cards and kindnesses as we look to bringing order out of our temporary chaos! We love you and wish you a wonderful week in the Lord. Blessings, Pastor, Daria and Family