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


Feed the Need 5K Race at St. Luke’s in Dedham

The 3rd Annual Feed the Need 5K to collect food and funds for the Dedham Food Pantry will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30am. Click here to register for the event, or download a poster to advertise locally. For more information on St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Dedham, MA, please visit their website.

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Thoughts by First Lutheran Moms after the Marathon Attacks

First Lutheran Church is blessed to have a number of talented writers expressing their faith in the calling of being moms. On Mother’s Day, we present two such writings from Lori Prehar and Joy Harms who have been boldly blogging their way through motherhood among the many other callings and talents they have. Both maintain…

Boston Memorial Service Sermon Preached by President Tim Yeadon

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Camp Winni 2013 Info Available

        I am looking forward to my 17th season at Camp Winni, and would love to have you join me in this fantastic annual  opportunity to recharge our spiritual, emotional and physical batteries! Please refer to the information below for all the pertinent details about this year’s Camp Winni.   Blessings in Christ, Pastor…