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 October 1st, 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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News from the Ahlmans serving the Lord in Germany: October Updates

Ehre Gott mit deinen Opfern gern und reichlich, und gib deine Erstlingsgaben, ohne zu geizen (Lutherbibel 1984). Gladly and generously honor God with your sacrificial offering, and give your gifts of first-fruits without being stingy (personal translation). —Sir. 35,10 With Jesus, and thus with God, glory is found in shame. Possession is found in nonpossession….

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Local Liberians helping the fight against Ebola. You can help too.

My name is Randell Dauda… I am a Liberian-American living in Providence, Rhode Island along with my immediate family. My family and I like most Liberians, migrated to the US because of the civil wars. I was fortunate to have attended both high school and college here in the states. During my college days, I…

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A Career in Church Work?

Ever thought about a career in church work? Want to become a pastor or  serve in some other way? What’s the next step? Come find out at the New England District Recruitment Event  which will be held at the District office on Saturday, Oct. 11th, from 10 am – 1 pm. You may think the only way you…

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Zacchaeus and sinners who joyfully receive Jesus

Dear Friends, I recently spent two tear-filled hours with a non-member who had left his wife because he was gay. He left her because in his mind, staying in the marriage was “killing” his wife emotionally. He called me:  I did not call him. He confessed his fallen-ness and declared “why would anyone want to be…

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Lutheran Essentials September 24th, 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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Taboo: LCMS Campus Ministry Conference

The theme for the biannual LCMS Campus Ministry Conference has been announced.  The topic Taboo, is timely and deeply needed in a world increasingly hostile to the Christian doctrine on marriage and sex.  We don’t talk enough about these topics, either being too afraid to offend or too complacent that we already know the answers. …