The First Lutheran Church of Boston is a people living to bring the message and example of Jesus Christ to Greater Boston. We preach, teach and confess Jesus Christ crucified, risen and coming again. This diverse community includes people right here from the Back Bay in Boston and from countries around the world.Read More
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
“…but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” – Jesus summarized his relationship to his disciples as friends and we have the privilege of living in that relationship with Christ and our friends.
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Being part of a church isn’t like being part of a club or campus organization. A church, whether here in Boston or back home, is a place of spiritual renewal, a place for learning, a place for friendships and a place for worship. We invite you to check out our conveniently-located church, First Lutheran of Boston, to be your Christ-centered home away from home!
As the fall begins, we are delighted to welcome both new and returning students, as well as new young professionals joining us in the Boston area. The Boston Campus Connections group serves to connect and support young adults in Biblical community through First Lutheran Church. During the year we host lunches and Bible studies after Sunday services, as well as planning activities like hiking and retreats. Please consider joining us for our first event of the year at the College Club of Boston (44 Commonwealth Ave.) on September 20th from 5-7pm. Once again, welcome to Boston, and whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, or a young professional you are more than welcome to participate in BCC activities. If you have any questions, or would like to become more involved in Boston Campus Connections you can contact either the First Lutheran Church office or Taylor Baldwin at ataylorb [at] mit [dot] edu.
Download a a welcome letter with lots of great suggestions for new and even returning students about life in Boston and at First Lutheran Church.Read More
We turn on our TVs, surf the news websites and open our newspapers to see a world today that appears in crisis and far away from God the creator and sustainer of our world. It’s difficult to know what to think when we read of beheadings, catastrophes, civil wars, terrorist attacks.
Different churches and Christians have different ways of approaching the problems and deciding what to say, from their faith perspective, about the strife that surrounds us. So, what is the Lutheran position? In our modern globalized and diverse world, and a changing America, how are we as Lutherans to live in the world? When you’re talking to your friends or teachers, do you feel confident in offering a Lutheran insight to the problems?
A quick way to answer these questions is to paraphrase Luther: you can try and rule the world with the Gospel but you better fill it with real Christians first! Some religious leaders and groups try to impose their rule on others, or tell them how to do things based on their own outlook. The problem with this is that the world is diverse, and not everyone holds to the same faith. As a result, we need a different approach, and as Lutherans we need a biblical and confessional approach.
This exciting and challenging study group for students and young professionals will help you to think through the challenges posed by our changing world, and see past the headlines to what the Bible and our Lutheran teaching tells us and how we might apply this to the world in which we live today.
On 21st September, our first session led by Rev Dr David Cowan will set the scene and explore some of the biblical and Lutheran insights that can guide our way as we then go on to think about a number of specific issues, such as terrorism, scientific change, marriage & sexuality, economy & stewardship, Islam and many more. Perhaps there’s an issue you want to suggest the group addresses, so feel free to name it and we’ll study it!
Join us for lunch and a stimulating discussion that will impact your life, every Sunday after the 11am service, from 12.30pm.
+ Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum +Read More
What would cause Martin Luther to comment…..”What else are such proud, arrogant saints doing who are unwilling to read and study the catechism daily? They think they are much more learned than God Himself with all His saints, angels, prophets, apostles, and all Christians. God Himself is not ashamed to teach these things daily. He knows nothing better to teach. (LC 16)”
Tuesdays at 7pm… New Series: “Recognizing the Enemy” For the next three weeks before Lent, we will focus on the one who’s passion is to “steal, kill, and destroy.” By recognizing the devil’s tactics and God’s power to protect us we stand a fighting chance to both escape the traps of our current sinful behavior and avoid future suffering. Come enjoy a delicious free meal, fun conversation and an inspirational devotion! Enter by coming down the stairs to the kitchen door in the church parking lot.Read More
This Sunday after church presents a wonderful opportunity for church members and Back Bay neighbors to meet in our courtyard at 299 Berkeley Street to sing some Christmas carols. The event is open to all. The festivities will begin after church at 1:00 pm and continue until 2:00 pm. Please join us to sing some favorite carols, enjoy a hot beverage and get a taste of the goings-on at First Lutheran.Read More