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


 

Why I’m Going to Texas: By Kayla

Continuing in the series of letters penned by First Lutheran Church’s youth, here’s a note from Kayla. For more info on the gathering and to see a note from Pastor Dutzmann on the youth gathering, please click here. I live in New Hampshire with my mom, step dad John, and two sisters, Leah and Carly. I am…

Why I’m Going to Texas: By Asmeret

Continuing in the series of letters penned by First Lutheran Church’s youth, here’s a note from Asmeret. For more info on the gathering and to see a note from Pastor Dutzmann on the youth gathering, please click here. Hi all! My name is Asmeret.  I have just graduated from high school, so I hope to…

Upholding Marriage: God’s Plan and Gift

Today the Supreme Court issued its ruling, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowing for gay marriage in California by virtue of Proposition 8. Though the ruling is not a surprise, we are saddened for our nation, even as we call our fellow Christians to faithfulness and prayer. As Christians, we believe…

Message from Pastor Dutzmann on Supreme Court Decision

You have probably heard that the US Supreme Court has repealed the Defense of Marriage Act as of 10am this morning.   This ruling will certainly have far-ranging implications for our American society and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  We, in the LCMS, will continue to hold to the holy doctrine of marriage as defined in The Bible…

Sermon Audio “One in Christ”

“One in Christ” a sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Pentecost, June 23, 2013 preached by Pastor Paul Lantz on the text of Galatians 3:28  

Road Closures Sunday June 23rd

Dear First Lutheran Church members and friends, Please note that Commonwealth Avenue will be closed beginning at 8AM until possibly noon for a race. As with similar events, access to First Lutheran will be reduced, but not impossible, and street parking will be limited.   All of Massachusetts Avenue will remain open, as well as…