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


Salsa (Coffee) Hour Sunday

Salsa Coffee Hour Sunday is here! Hi, FLC Friends, Neighborhood Friends and Friends of Salsa! Just a reminder that this Sunday, 7/21, the coffee hour theme is “Salsa”.  If you would like to contribute, please bring a salsa, and something to dip, to coffee hour after the 8AM  or 11AM service.  The more the merrier!  Do also…

Summer Bible Studies Underway

Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study This summer, Pastor Dutzmann and Pastor Lantz team up to present a thoughtful series on Prayer.  They examine famous examples of prayer from Scripture and consider prayer as a vital part of the modern Christian life. Pastor Dutzmann provides a preview here; Given the momentous issues driving our culture today (many of which counter Christian…

Sermon Audio: You Shall Follow My Rules

A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday in Pentecost, preached by Pastor Ingo Dutzmann on Leviticus 18:4. Old Testament: Leviticus 18:1-5; 19:9-18 Psalm: Psalm 41 Epistle Colossians 1:1-14 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

Find Summer Fellowship in the Courtyard

What’s this all about? Members, friends and visitors are welcome to join us at every summer Sunday after both Divine Services for Coffee Hour in the Courtyard! Summer coffee hours are an informal way to meet all kinds of new people, from vacationers, to new students, to longtime members, all gathered around tasty food and…