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
Introduction The adult Sunday morning Bible Study centers on a foundational aspect of Lutheran theology. The study entitled Law and Gospel is a participatory exercise to better understand the Word of God and our Christian response. The course uses videos from Concordia Seminary class sessions, an overview of C.F.W. Walther’s “Law and Gospel”, and much discussion. This class…
“Peace Be With You” A Sermon preached on April 21, 2013 by Pastor Paul Lantz. Sermon text: John 20:19
“Your Faith Has Saved You, Go In Peace” A Sermon preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann for the 4th Sunday of Pentecost based on Luke 7:50
Canto Armonico presents a vespers service for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist here at 5 pm on Saturday, June 15th as a fringe event of the Boston Early Music Festival. A similar service in 2011 was very popular with the attendees, many of whom know vespers music only from the secular concert stage and were…
The Castle of Jesus Christ A Sermon preached by Pastor Paul Lantz for the 3rd week of Pentecost based on the text Galatians 1:11-12
Adult Bible Study: Distinguishing Law and Gospel. That sounds hard – and maybe boring. Do we really need to?
Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins. For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the…
By Leah Johnson With high school graduation in June behind me, l will attend Western Kentucky University in the fall. I’m a life-long Lutheran and church has always been part of my life. I’ve been going to First Lutheran for about six years now and was confirmed the same year as my sister, Kayla. I’m…