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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Let the Music Play: Interim Plans in place for First Lutheran Music

November 8th was Balint Karosi’s final Sunday as First Lutheran Church’s Minister of Music. Even as we send him to New York with all good wishes and prayers, the process is ongoing to identify someone to fill our organ bench on a permanent basis. On behalf of the personnel committee, I’m pleased to let you know…

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Lutheran Essentials November 18th, 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.  Our current study…

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Pray for Paris…and for America

Dear Friends of Jesus, Please Hug your loved ones, know who your neighbors are, meditate on God’s Word daily, be the voice against radical Islam, and do not be afraid! Remember, our national freedom was purchased with the price of veteran’s lives. Our eternal freedom was purchased with Jesus’ life. Do not despair; Jesus lives, and despite the burdens…

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Eritrean Worship to be held at First Lutheran December 20th

First Lutheran Church will host a special Eritrean worship at 1PM on Sunday, the 20th of December 2015 followed by a reception until 3pm. All are welcome to attend regardless of language. Native English speakers should know that some English will be heard from the native German speaking Pastor Ingo Dutzmann. For further questions, please contact…

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Lutheran Essentials November 11th, 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.  Our current study…