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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Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst

61. jährlichen deutschen Weihnachtsgottesdienst (61st Annual German Christmas Service) Sunday, December 4th at 4p.m. (followed by an authentic German Reception)

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Thanksgiving has been extended at First Lutheran Church!

Regardless of where you fall on the old axiom, “there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing,” FLC has a special “Thanksgiving – The Sequel” dinner planned for Saturday, November 26th. College students, young professionals and Boston Light of the World members and those of you who just can’t get enough of…

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Bach Vespers Returns for Advent

The First Lutheran Church of Boston begins its 2016-2017 series of Bach Vespers services in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 5:00pm (prelude recital at 4:30) with a Choral Vespers for the First Sunday in Advent. This will be the first such event under the direction of…

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Lutheran Essentials November 9th, 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…

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An Open Letter from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther

Martin Luther to All Faithful and Godly Pastors and Preachers: Grace, Mercy, and Peace in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable condition which I discovered lately when I, too, was a visitor, has forced and urged me to prepare publish this Catechism, or Christian doctrine, in this small, plain, simple form. Mercy! Good God!…

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Lutheran Essentials November 2nd, 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.  We are beginning…

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Children’s Sunday School for October 23rd Cancelled by Heavy Rains

Greetings. Friday night’s torrential rains succeeded in turning our undercroft into Lake Undercroft. Although not as bad as the flooding of about two years ago in terms of volume and “quality,” water did travel the length of the basement, soaking a few area rugs along the way to the nursery. The common area of the undercroft, kitchen…