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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Traffic Update: Sunday September 18th

“Start preparing now to pedal along car-free Storrow Drive, explore historic neighborhoods, and take in views of the Boston Harbor with thousands of fellow cyclists from around the regional and across the country.”   That descibes this Sunday’s “2016 TD Hub on Wheels” ride that begins with registration at 6:00am. The ride departs City Hall Plaza…

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Opportunity for Restoring People’s Lives in Louisiana

Dear friends and members of First Lutheran, My brother, Roland, just spent a couple of weeks in Baton Rouge ‘Restoring’ a church back to being able to function as a place of worship. Perhaps you’ve been thinking of a way to assist the people of that area in a ‘hands-on’ way. As you may know…

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Lutheran Essentials September 14th, 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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Lutheran Essentials August 31st, 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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Lutheran Essentials August 24th, 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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Lutheran Essentials August 17th, 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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Primer on Western Philosophy

In our class on “In Christ All Things Hold Together” there have been questions regarding Western Philosophy, especially as we began Chapter II.  To that end I thought it would be useful to post this series of interviews by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller (Hope Aurora, Table Talk Radio, author of “Has American Christianity Failed?”) with Professor…