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


 

New England Reformation Celebration at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Join members of other NED congregations at St. John’s, Westfield, MA, for the Kick-Off Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. From 2pm to 4pm enjoy activities and games for all ages. Greet and get a selfie with Martin Luther and his wife, Katie Von Bora (who learned English for the occasion).   At…

Large Catechism

To kick off the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, Lutheran Essentials will be taking up Martin Luther’s Large Catechism on November 2nd at 7pm.  Come join us and learn about the basics of the Christian faith from the catechism.  For as Luther himself said: “But for myself I say this: I am…

Lutheran Essentials October 19th, 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…

Lutheran Essentials October 12th, 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…

Lutheran Essentials September 28th, 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…

Lutherans for Life presentation Sunday, September 25th

First Lutheran will have a special program in the Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on September 25. Our speaker will be John Hawkins from Austin, Texas who is with the National Office of Lutherans For Life. His topic will be “Abortion – Where We’re At & How We Got Here – A Christian…

Traffic Update: Sunday September 18th

“Start preparing now to pedal along car-free Storrow Drive, explore historic neighborhoods, and take in views of the Boston Harbor with thousands of fellow cyclists from around the regional and across the country.”   That descibes this Sunday’s “2016 TD Hub on Wheels” ride that begins with registration at 6:00am. The ride departs City Hall Plaza…