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 Ecumenical Creeds

Even though we say the Apostle’s Creed daily, the Nicene Creed in the Divine Service, and the Athanasian Creed on Trinity Sunday, we never think much about what we are saying and why we say it.  However, the three Ecumenical Creeds form the rule of faith for the whole Christian Church and are a distillation…

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Lutheran Church of the Way golf outing supports Riss Family

The 13th annual golf outing at Lutheran Church of the Way in Raynham will be held Sunday, June 25th, 2017. Proceeds go to support the family of Pastor Augusto Riss who was recently murdered overseas. Download the flyer here: Golf_Event_Flyer_2017 The event takes place at the well-manicured Village Links 18 hole Par 3 golf course in…


Lutheran Essentials June 7th, 2017

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…


2017 Pack the Pantry 5K Race at St. Luke’s Dedham

Hosted by St. Luke’s in Dedham, this 5k is good race for beginners, but still interesting for experienced runners.  It’s a possibility that there will be a kids run prior to the main race. All funds will go to raise money for the Dedham Food Pantry. The first 100 runners to sign up will get…

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Vespers for the Dresden Reformation Jubilee of 1617

Friday, June 16 at 5PM Vespers for the Dresden Reformation Jubilee of 1617 Schütz: Psalms of David, Verleih uns Frieden Scheidt: Ein feste Burg, Komm Heiliger Geist M.Praetorius: Magnificat V.Toni Canto Armonico Ulf Wellner, director Official poster   Unoffical Poster      

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Bach Vespers for Trinity Sunday, June 11th

First Lutheran Church of Boston will host another in the series of Bach Vespers services on Sunday June 11, at 5PM.  Thomas Sheehan will provide the organ prelude beginning at 4:30PM. This service will feature music and preaching for Trinity Sunday, including J.S. Bach’s cantata 129, “Gelobet sei der Herr” a setting of the Magnificat by…