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


Balint Karosi discusses Reformation Cantatas on Issues, Etc. Radio

On October 17th, Balint Karosi was interviewed by host Rev. Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc. on the topic of the message of Bach’s reformation cantatas. This interview also served as a preview of the Bach at the Sem concert led by Balint on October 20 The link to the interview is here

An Interview With Balint Karosi

Balint Karosi interviewed by Kathy Lawton Brown of the Radio Arts Foundation Hear an interview given by Balint Karosi with the Radio Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. Karosi gave the classical music radio station a preview of his upcoming program at Concordia Seminary’s Bach at the Sem Series along with discussions of choral-based composition,…

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit free to College Students

Attention College Students:  Dead Sea Scrolls Event – Sunday, October 20 Sunday, October 20th will be the last day of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science.  Boston Campus Connections has received a special grant from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to fully sponsor this event. If you are a university…

Festival Reformation Service, Sunday, October 27, 4 p.m.

One new cantata and one old one proclaim the free gift of salvation by grace alone A Festival Reformation Service on October 27 will hold the world premier of  Balint Karosi’s new cantata “Words of Beginning” based on an original text by Kai Hofmann-Krull that dedicated to  First Lutheran Church of Boston for its upcoming 175th anniversary….

The Last Mile: Martin Thuo’s Story

The Last Mile: A Story of First Lutheran member Martin Thuo and the Lutheran Malaria Initiative by Martha Mitkos In the rural village of Nyacaba, 40 kilometers north of Nairobi, Kenya, lived a boy named Martin. Martin’s mother worked in the fields from early morning to late at night to provide for her family. One…

Women’s Bible Study on Grace begins October 11th

    Join us for a study on Grace beginning Oct. 11th at 11 a.m at First Lutheran Church. For questions please contact Elaine Laaser via email or by phone 617. 536.8851. More information on the book We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak…