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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Bach Vespers for Advent arrives on December 12

Join First Lutheran on December 12, 2015 for an evening of  Advent music within the context of a Lutheran Vespers worship service. The service is free and open to all. Vespers begins at @ 5:00pm Prelude @ 4:30pm: Bálint Karosi, organ BWV 62: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland (Come now, Savior of the gentiles), Magnificat…

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Lutheran Essentials December 9th, 2015

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings immediately following the Advent Compline Service which starts 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…


Weihnachts-Gottesdienst, or Christmas Worship Service in German. December 6th

Weihnachts-Gottesdienst Sonntag 6. Dez., 4 pm, mit Konzert in der First Lutheran Church of Boston, mit einfuegen German Service Sunday December 6, 2015, 4:00PM Homily and liturgy in German by Ingo Dutzmann. Traditional German Christmas Hymns and Lutheran music selections. Reception, German Kuchen and tea served afterwards. For more information and directions contact the First Lutheran Church…


Elisabeth von Trapp: “The Sounds of Christmas” Benefit Concert comes to Boston

First Lutheran is pleased to present Elisabeth von Trapp in concert at the church, Friday December 4th at 7:00PM. Granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron Von Trapp whose story inspired The Sound of Music, Elisabeth has carries on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has performed all…