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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Walking with our African partners to fight Ebola

Oct. 7, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. As Ebola continues its deadly sweep across West Africa — the death toll rising to some 3,500 at this writing — the people of the LCMS continue to respond with prayer and…


A Note from the Krikava Family, Missionaries in Eurasia

Here’s a note from Rev James and Peggy Krikava serving as missionaries in Eurasia. They are also parents of Joe Krikava, current member at First Lutheran. For additional information on the Krikava family, please see the prayer card  below and a link to the LC-MS article on the installation. Prayer Card Krikava   In that…


The Spirituality of the Cross

In today’s confused world, people seek for authentic spirituality.  One promotes health and wealth if only you give money to the church or live a good enough life.  Another promises a connection with God if only you whip yourself into an emotional frenzy, looking for the next spiritual high.  Another denies spirituality all together calling…