Author Archives: Jonathan Wessler

Bach Vespers for the Reformation 500 Anniversary

First Lutheran’s acclaimed Bach Vespers series continues on Saturday, October 28 with the centerpiece of the series: a Vespers service commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. When Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg … Continue reading

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Trinity Season and the Michaelmas Skip

At The First Lutheran Church of Boston, we have been using the historic one-year lectionary since Advent 2016. One feature of this lectionary is the numbering of the ordinal Sundays (also known as the non-festival portion of the church year, … Continue reading

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Renowned organist Bernhard Klapprott plays at FLC

German organist, harpsichordist, and clavichordist Bernhard Klapprott will perform an organ recital at The First Lutheran Church of Boston. Klapprott specializes in music from the eighteenth century and before, and has a particular affinity for performance on the clavichord, a very quiet … Continue reading

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2017 Labor Day Concert with First Boston Performance

The First Lutheran Church of Boston is pleased to host its annual Labor Day Concert on Monday, September 4 at 7pm, this year featuring a special Reformation-themed organ recital by Kevin Birch of St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, Maine. … Continue reading

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Two Vespers services for BEMF week

The First Lutheran Church of Boston will hold two choral Vespers services during the week of the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival. The first of these services will be the next installment in FLC’s Bach Vespers series. Our Bach Vespers for … Continue reading

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BEMF 2017 at FLC

As in past years, The First Lutheran Church of Boston will host several events of the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival. See the schedule below: Sunday, June 11, 5pm: Bach Vespers for Trinity Sunday (prelude organ recital at 4:30pm) Thursday, June 15, … Continue reading

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Boston Bach Birthday 332 on March 18, 2017

The First Lutheran Church will host the ninth annual Boston Bach Birthday on Saturday, March 18. In 2017, this hotly anticipated event celebrates not only the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, but also the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. As always, … Continue reading

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The Epiphany of Our Lord

Please join First Lutheran Church for a Divine Service in celebration of the Epiphany of Our Lord this Friday, January 6, at 7:00pm, held in conjunction with the other churches in the circuit. Though often neglected as it falls just as … Continue reading

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Caroling in the Courtyard

Please join the FLC congregation for our annual Caroling in the Courtyard on Sunday, December 11 after the 11:00am Divine Service. As usual there will be cookies, cocoa in cups, Christmas carols, (not too much) cold (we hope), courtyard, cards … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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