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


 

Lutheran Essentials July 5th, 2017

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.  This week we…

The Sacred Survivors – Review

On June 28th, 2017 we had the privilege of hosting a presentation by Dr. Ian Christie-Miller on his work on the earliest printed books in the Baltic.  These books were all variations of Luther’s Small Catechism that were translated into Finnish, Estonian, and Lithuanian.  The Finnish catechism in particular was used not only for catechesis…

Worksheet for the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds

As part of our upcoming class on the Ecumenical Creeds we are providing worksheets that contain the Creeds, Scripture references, and hymns.  This worksheet is the first of two and deals with the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.  We have placed the two creeds side by side for easy comparison.  We have then included Scripture references…

Lutheran Essentials July 21st, 2017

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 June 14th, 2017

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…

Hymns for the Book of Concord

Those who have been attending Lutheran Essentials or following our posts will have noticed that we have selected hymns for each section of the Book of Concord.  This has both a pedagogical and catechetical reason.  The pedagogical reason is that people learn many ways, some by reading the text, others by listening, others by singing,…

The Ecumenical Creeds

Even though we say the Apostle’s Creed daily, the Nicene Creed in the Divine Service, and the Athanasian Creed on Trinity Sunday, we never think much about what we are saying and why we say it.  However, the three Ecumenical Creeds form the rule of faith for the whole Christian Church and are a distillation…