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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Wednesday Boston Magazine Article on Comfort Dogs

Boston Magazine writer Steve Annear has posted a very fine recap of the k9 comfort dogs first day in Boston and the work being done at First Lutheran Church to bring calm to these troubled times. The article features interviews with the handlers and the Pastor and perhaps the most unlikely comparisons ever used to describe the dog’s work.  Read that…

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A Message From Pastor Dutzmann: How You Can Help

Easter Peace In Jesus! Please know that your congregation has been involved to the extent possible in the unfolding tragedy related to yesterdays bombings.  I am so grateful to Pastors Lantz, Pekari and Brezina who spent most of last evening with me. We are so thankful no FLC friends or members (or the marathoners who…

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Why Follow Jesus In Times of Tragedy?

  By Dr. Dale Meyer, Friend of First Lutheran Church, President of Concordia Theological Seminary – St Louis, Missouri and author of the Meyer Minute, a daily devotional writing. What to say after the Boston bombing?  Much, but for what it’s worth, the terrible event reminds me why I am a follower of Jesus Christ….

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First Lutheran Ready to Help after Marathon Tragedy

First Lutheran Church of Boston is open and available to for any persons affected in any way by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Located in the Back Bay and just blocks from the marathon finish line at the corner of Berkeley and Marlborough, the church can offer anyone needing any assistance in housing, food, a place to rest…

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Lutheran Essentials Bible Study to Debut in May

What would cause Martin Luther to comment….. “What else are such proud, arrogant saints doing who are unwilling to read and study the catechism daily?  They think they are much more learned than God Himself with all His saints, angels, prophets, apostles, and all Christians.  God Himself is not ashamed to teach these things daily. …

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Sermon Audio: The Third Sunday in Easter, April 14th

“Do You Love Me, or Just Love Me” A Sermon for the Third Sunday in Easter, preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann based on the text John 21 1-19 Please note, depending on internet connection, audio files may take a few moments to load before playing.  Additional readings for the Third Sunday in Easter are Revelation 5:8-14 and Acts…

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Learn to Share your Faith: A Upcoming Seminar in Raynham

“Witnessing Methods:  Seven Styles of Faith Sharing” on Saturday, May 4, from 9am to 3pm hosted by the Lutheran Church of the Way in Raynham, MA. Because of a generous gift this Lutheran Hour event is fully sponsored.  You will receive outstanding mission outreach teaching and a delicious lunch.  All free of charge.  There is a 100 person…