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

Carols from the First Lutheran courtyard fill the Back Bay! Photos Here.

  The sun was shining, the cocoa was flowing, and carols filled the air. It was such a joy to gather with our church family and neighbors to sing of the anticipation and joy of the Christmas season. We handed out hundreds of cookies, cups of cocoa, and invitations to join our Christmas services to…


Saengerchor Boston Christmas Concert at First Lutheran January 4th

Please join Saengerchor Boston for a concert celebrating the joys of Christmas and the 175th year of the founding of the First Lutheran Church of Boston on January 4, 2015. The Saengerchor is a mixed chorus dedicated to the singing of familiar German folk songs and Christmas carols.  The concert begins at 3:00PM and will be followed by tea,…


Christmas Vespers with Canto Armonico December 21st

Christmas Vespers with Canto Armonico and Balint Karosi, organ Sunday, December 21st at 5:00 PM First Lutheran Church 299 Berkeley Street, Boston Magnificat Quinti Toni of Hieronymus Praetorius and music of Schütz, Handl, Rheinberger and Sheppard Freewill Offering contact and directions here  


Lutheran Essentials December 17th, 2014

Lutheran Essentials meets in the basement of the church following the Wednesday evening Advent service.  Our current study is on “The Spirituality of the Cross” by Gene Edward Veith Jr.  If you do not have a copy we are providing them for free.  We are also continuing to provide the Book of Concord for free….


Lutheran Malaria Initiative: Finishing Strong

The LCMS, in partnership with Lutheran World Relief and with the support of the United Nations Foundation, began engaging districts, congregations and schools in the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) in fall 2011. Together as a Synod since then, we raised more than $7 million in the global fight against malaria through LMI. More information is…


Pastors visit Ferguson to bring peace, offer solutions: Story from LCMS Reporter

The following article is excerpted from the LCMS reporter and includes mention of First Lutheran former member Christopher Chandler, who is now a Seminary student in St. Louis and serving a congregation not far from Ferguson, MO.  FERGUSON, Mo. — It was a little tense when the Lutheran pastors arrived here on Tuesday, Nov. 25…