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
Salsa Coffee Hour Sunday is here! Hi, FLC Friends, Neighborhood Friends and Friends of Salsa! Just a reminder that this Sunday, 7/21, the coffee hour theme is “Salsa”. If you would like to contribute, please bring a salsa, and something to dip, to coffee hour after the 8AM or 11AM service. The more the merrier! Do also…
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study This summer, Pastor Dutzmann and Pastor Lantz team up to present a thoughtful series on Prayer. They examine famous examples of prayer from Scripture and consider prayer as a vital part of the modern Christian life. Pastor Dutzmann provides a preview here; Given the momentous issues driving our culture today (many of which counter Christian…
A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday in Pentecost, preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann on Leviticus 18:4. Old Testament: Leviticus 18:1-5; 19:9-18 Psalm: Psalm 41 Epistle Colossians 1:1-14 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
A Sermon for Seventh Sunday of Pentecost “What is so Awesome about God?” preached by Pastor Paul Lantz on the text of Psalm 66
What’s this all about? Members, friends and visitors are welcome to join us at every summer Sunday after both Divine Services for Coffee Hour in the Courtyard! Summer coffee hours are an informal way to meet all kinds of new people, from vacationers, to new students, to longtime members, all gathered around tasty food and…
A HUGE thanks to all the volunteers that made this year’s Vacation Bible School extra special!
Brazil Mission Society: Highlighting a wonderful officially Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS:
Brazil Mission Society Highlighting a wonderful officially Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS: This organization’s mission is to extend the care of Jesus Christ to Brazilians by assisting the Lutheran Church of Brazil. (Igreja Evangelica Luterana do Brasil) The mission projects are focused primarily on helping children in poverty and Lutheran schools. The group also…