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
“You have come…to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel” A Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann based on the text Hebrews 12:4-24
‘Why do you not know how to interpret the present times?” A Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann based on the text Luke 12: 49-53 (54-56)
Special Bible Study On Sunday morning, August 18, Rev. Ralph Schmidt, Director of Development for Orphan Grain Train and former member at First Lutheran, will present the Bible Study at 9:45AM. His focus will be the exciting work Orphan Grain Train is carrying on throughout the world as it distributes clothing, medical supplies and food to countless thousands…
Cannon Mountain Hike Saturday, August 31 (Labor Day Weekend) the Boston Campus Connections group is sponsoring a hike up beautiful Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. However, everyone in the congregation is invited to participate. Pastor Dutzmann will be our guide on the hike. The plan is to leave the Boston area early, hike up the mountain,…
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen A Sermon for the 12th Sunday of Pentecost preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann on the text of Hebrews 11 1-16
Everything is Vanity…Except Jesus A sermon preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann for the 11th Sunday in Pentecost Based on the text: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26
The Lesson of Confession A Sermon for the 10th Sunday in Pentecost preached by Pastor Paul Lantz on the text 2nd Samuel 12:13