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
 
blasphemer-and-lex-talionis

Lutheran Essentials December 7th, 2016

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings immediately following the midweek Advent Evening Prayer which start 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…

veni redemptor gentium crop

Advent 1 Bach Vespers recordings

Many thanks to all who came to the Bach Vespers for the First Sunday in Advent 2016! Over 100 people came to hear the Gospel proclaimed in word and music. If you didn’t make it, have a listen to the recordings from the evening: Recordings available on the First Lutheran Church of Boston music website….

golden_calf_weltchronik

Lutheran Essentials November 30th, 2016

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings immediately following the midweek Advent Vespers which start 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…

330400_durer_nativity

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst

61. jährlichen deutschen Weihnachtsgottesdienst (61st Annual German Christmas Service) Sunday, December 4th at 4p.m. (followed by an authentic German Reception)

thanksgiving 2

Thanksgiving has been extended at First Lutheran Church!

Regardless of where you fall on the old axiom, “there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing,” FLC has a special “Thanksgiving – The Sequel” dinner planned for Saturday, November 26th. College students, young professionals and Boston Light of the World members and those of you who just can’t get enough of…

veni redemptor gentium crop

Bach Vespers Returns for Advent

The First Lutheran Church of Boston begins its 2016-2017 series of Bach Vespers services in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 5:00pm (prelude recital at 4:30) with a Choral Vespers for the First Sunday in Advent. This will be the first such event under the direction of…

adoration-of-the-golden-calf-andrea-di-lione-artist

Lutheran Essentials November 9th, 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.  Our current study…