About Pinewood

Photo of the church building

Our Beliefs

Today many Lutheran denominations liberally pick-and-choose what's secularly popular. We do not! We stand by, for, and with the ancient Apostolic Church in confessing God's Word to be inspired, inerrant, and the only source for faith and life. We belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), and are in joint fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

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Building & Facilities

Moses the bellThe church building was built in 1976, using the exposed beams, the pews, and other features from the congregation's previous church building in Cambridge (see History).

Pinewood Lutheran Church has an historic church bell that is still rung every Sunday. An apprentice of Paul Revere, Henry Hooper, cast it in 1846. The church has named the bell "Moses."

Additional photos of our church and bell.


The congregation was organized in 1884. Prior to that time, a group of Norwegian Lutherans in the Boston area were served periodically by pastors from New York City and Portland. The first Church building was constructed in 1889 in Roxbury, where the congregation was known as the Boston Norwegian Lutheran Church. In 1936, the Roxbury church building was sold and the congregation relocated to Cambridge under the name Harvard Street Lutheran Church. In 1976, the congregation relocated again to the present building. When the building was dedicated, the congregation became known as Pinewood Lutheran Church.

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