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

Thank You Courtyard Carolers!

Hi Friends, I wanted to summarize this year’s Caroling in the Courtyard event. I think it was even better than the previous years, if that’s at all possible. The facts: We distributed 150 ziplock bags of cookies (with stickers listing Advent and Christmas services) and 150 cups of cocoa to passers-by (walking and in cars)…


Perfect Love Casts Out Fear: A timely Advent Message

Some words of encouragement from Dr. Dale Meyer, president of Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis. Who knows what today will bring? We fear the future, not always but often. What might put too much strain on a marriage, what beyond your control might hurt your children, what emergency might collapse your tottering finances, and failure…

My Peace I Give to You

Midweek Sermon Audio: My Peace I Give to You

My Peace I Give to You; A Sermon preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann for the 2nd Wednesday of Advent on the text of John 14:27 Readings John 14.21-31 Ps 85.6-13 Hymns LSB 357 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel LSB 354 Arise, O Christian People  

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Lutheran Essentials December 16th, 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…


Children invited to sing O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Sunday, December 13, 2015

Want to give your kids a chance to sing in church? How about a whole verse of the wonderful Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”? Children are invited to sing verse 3 during both the 8:00AM and 11:00AM Divine Service on December 13, 2015. A brief run-through will take place in the choir loft…