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Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.


Lent is a can be a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Resurrection Sunday (Easter). It is a time of self-examination and reflection. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.





Each year at Stanwich, we conduct church-wide weekly Bible studies during the season of Lent,  which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 6) and leads to Holy Week.  All small groups study the same material each week. This year we have chosen the sermon series entitled  Meals with Jesus. Jesus enjoyed breaking bread with all kinds of people.  From scandalous dinner parties with tax collectors and prostitutes, to breakfast on the beach with his disciples after his resurrection, we can learn a lot about Jesus by joining him at these meals. We invite you to come along side us in our Lenten sermon series this season entitled Meals with Jesus. We also invite you to take a look at other events we host during Holy Week.