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
 
The Sermon on the Mount
Carl Bloch, 1890

Lutheran Essentials May 4th, 2016

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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Lutheran Essentials April 20th, 2016

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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Lutheran Essentials April 13th, 2016

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…

Police officers take a well-deserved break with the comfort dogs on Newbury Stret

Comfort Dogs to join 2016 Boston Marathon

First Lutheran Church in Boston at 299 Berkeley Street will be home base for Lydia Comfort Dog as she prepares to mingle with runners & spectators at The Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016. She & her team of handlers would love to visit with you. All are invited to the 8am and 11am…

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First Lutheran Church Welcomes Boston Marathon Runners and Families

Welcome to the Marathon’Hub’ of the modern world – Boston; in the Wonderful Name of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Your presence at Sunday Worship with us this year on April 17th at either the 8AM or 11AM services would be such a blessing to us as we were one of the closest churches to the ‘bombing’ 2013 as well as the…

The garden of Eden with the fall of man
*oil on panel
*74.3 × 114.7 cm
*signed b.l.: PETRI PAVLI RVBENS FIGR.
*signed b.r.: IBRUEGHEL FEC
*circa 1615

Lutheran Essentials April 6th, 2016

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…