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


The Gbarnga Lutheran School Mission Project

The Gbarnga Lutheran School Mission Project Pastor Leon Schultz visited First Lutheran Church on September 29th and shared his congregation’s ministry to Liberia, specifically their calling to assist in the building of a Lutheran school. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Providence is a thriving, multi-cultural congregation. Many of our members, in particular, have come to…

Comfort Dogs Returning to Boston for Award

The Comfort Dogs Are Returning! On October 17, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs will be receiving an award from the MSPCA for “Animal Hero Award” for their efforts during the week following the Marathon Bombings, bringing much-needed comfort to victims in hospitals, nearby college students, running clubs, and members of the community.  During their trip…

Live Broadcast planned for homily “Are You the One”

First Lutheran’s Pastor Ingo Dutzmann will preach a short homily that will be broadcast Thursday, 10 October, on KFUO at 9am EST. It will be followed by a  live participation in an on-air Bible Study from 9:05-9:44EST.  The  Homily is entitled “Are You the One?” Based on the Jesus and John the Baptist account  recorded in Matthew 11.1-11….

Lutheran Essentials Class tackles the Augsburg Confession

Come join the Lutheran Essentials class as we continue our study of the Lutheran Confessions. We will soon be starting a new topic on the Augsburg Confession.  The class will start with a look back at the history of the Reformation and what lead up to this bold statement of faith.  Then we will dive into the…

International Culinary Extravaganza

International Culinary Extravaganza This Sunday 9/29/13 is also our International Culinary Extravaganza– After the 11am worship service there will be a mouthwatering pot luck lunch with a tasty cuisine of dishes from around the world. (Feel free to bring a dish from anywhere is the world!). Preparations are underway!