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 a God-given desire to let our light SHINE in Faith, Mercy, and Joy! We feel privileged to do this, in word and action, by showing the Love of Jesus to everyone the Good Lord brings into our lives!

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


 

An Open Letter from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther

Martin Luther to All Faithful and Godly Pastors and Preachers: Grace, Mercy, and Peace in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable condition which I discovered lately when I, too, was a visitor, has forced and urged me to prepare publish this Catechism, or Christian doctrine, in this small, plain, simple form. Mercy! Good God!…

Lutheran Essentials November 2nd, 2016

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  You can reach the undercroft by going around to the back parking lot of the church and descending the staircase to the kitchen.  Knock on the door if it is closed and some one will let you in.  We are beginning…

Children’s Sunday School for October 23rd Cancelled by Heavy Rains

Greetings. Friday night’s torrential rains succeeded in turning our undercroft into Lake Undercroft. Although not as bad as the flooding of about two years ago in terms of volume and “quality,” water did travel the length of the basement, soaking a few area rugs along the way to the nursery. The common area of the undercroft, kitchen…

Lutheran Essentials October 26th, 2016

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  You can reach the undercroft by going around to the back parking lot of the church and descending the staircase to the kitchen.  Knock on the door if it is closed and some one will let you in.  We are finishing…

Free Mini Martin Luther for a Song!

Dear Friends, Would you like a Lil‘ Luther? Who wouldn’t? Well do we have a contest for you.  Simply memorize all the verses to “Salvation Unto Us Has Come” (LSB 555) and find Paul Edmon and sing it for him from memory.  You can have as few or as many people do it as you…

New England Reformation Celebration at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Join members of other NED congregations at St. John’s, Westfield, MA, for the Kick-Off Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. From 2pm to 4pm enjoy activities and games for all ages. Greet and get a selfie with Martin Luther and his wife, Katie Von Bora (who learned English for the occasion).   At…

Large Catechism

To kick off the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, Lutheran Essentials will be taking up Martin Luther’s Large Catechism on November 2nd at 7pm.  Come join us and learn about the basics of the Christian faith from the catechism.  For as Luther himself said: “But for myself I say this: I am…