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 April 29th, 2015

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.  We are studying…

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The defense of marriage and the right of religious freedom

Easter Peace all,   As we rejoice in the blessings of Good Shepherd Sunday, please take a moment to read the attached letter from LCMS President Matthew Harrison regarding the centrality of Biblical Marriage. The letter speaks of the centrality of the institution of marriage of one man and one woman and affirms that this…

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Lutheran Essentials April 22nd, 2015

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.  We are studying…

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Comfort Dogs at First Lutheran Church for Marathon weekend

      All are invited to meet the Comfort Dogs from Lutheran Church Charities. The Comfort Dogs have been a fixture at First Lutheran the last two years and gained a special place in the church’s, city’s and nation’s attention after their presence after the 2013 bombings. Saturday, April 18th – Comfort dogs at be…

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Activities for the weekend of April 17th: A Marathon schedule

The brick and mortar we call FLC has quite a schedule this weekend. Music will fill the church beginning with a Schola Cantorum concert Friday evening. That’s followed on Saturday by an all day use-of-church by the Boston Classical Guitar Society from 9 a.m.‎ until 10 p.m. Please note that the group uses almost every…