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WHAT IS LENT?

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.

 

 

Lenten Life Group's

Starting March 2 - April 10

 

Each year at Stanwich, we conduct church-wide weekly Bible studies during the season of Lent,  which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26) and leads to Holy Week.  All groups study the same material each week. This year we have chosen the sermon series entitled Jesus 101. Jesus is called many things in the New Testament, from the New Adam to the Light of the World. Each proclamation reveals unique truths about him.

 

This Lent we will be taking a deeper look at seven statements and stories of Jesus, and their implications. If you plan to join one of the groups on this list, please email the leader.  We invite you to come along side us in our Lenten sermon series this season entitled Jesus 101. We also invite you to take a look at other events we host during Holy Week.

 

 

Ash Wednesday

February 26, 7pm
202 Taconic Road, Greenwich

 

Join us in the sanctuary for a 7 pm service that will focus on preparing our hearts for the Lenten season.  Ashes will be distributed. Childcare is available for three and under.

 

 

Prayer Hour

Mondays or Wednesdays for (6 Weeks)

 

Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 


Join us as we seek God's face for weekly corporate prayer throughout the season of Lent. We will have two opportunities for corporate prayer both led by Gina Choi. The first will start on March 2 at 7 pm in the Greenwich sanctuary (202 Taconic Road) and the second opportunity will start Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30am at the Stamford office (484 Pacific Street). This will repeat each week till Holy week.



What is Holy Week?

We observe Holy Week as a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus.

On Easter Sunday, our sadness is turned to joy as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Holy Week is the last week of Lent,  it begins on Palm Sunday, April, 5 the week before Resurrection Sunday (Easter) on April 12.  


Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 5 at 9am, 10:45am, and 6pm

Greenwich: 9:00am - Traditional Service, 10:45am - Blended Service

Stamford: 6:00pm - Contemporary Service

 

A celebration of Jesus who enters our world as a humble king. Morning services in Greenwich include K-5th grade Kids Church, Youth Group for 6-12th grades, and infant care, and the evening service in Stamford includes infant and childcare.

 

 

A Seat at the Table

the Last Supper Experience with Bryan Widbin

Thursday, April 9 at 6pm
Emmaus Hall in Greenwich

 

Dr. Bryan Widbin will lead us through an ancient Passover celebration with a light dinner full of meaning, as Jesus and his disciples experienced it in the First Century. Cost is $12 per person. Register on our website.

 

*Please note that this is not a full dinner - please ensure that if you have children they eat something light before they attend.

 

 

Prayer Vigil  

Thursday, April 10 at 8pm through Friday, April 11 at 12pm

 

 

Pray with us  from Thursday evening to Noon on Good Friday. We will pray in one-hour shifts through the night "keeping watch" for our Lord in the Sanctuary.  We need at least one person praying for each time slot.  We encourage you to pray wherever you fell most comfortable whether it be in our sanctuary or in your home.

 

Sign up below.  

 

 

 

 

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 10 at 12pm

Greenwich Sanctuary

 

A quiet, contemplative service at the hour of Jesus’ death, reflecting on his last words before dying on the cross. Special Kids Church program for 4 years old to 2nd grade, plus childcare for ages three years old and younger. Location: 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich.




 

Resurrection Sunday Services

202 Taconic Road, Greenwich

 

He is risen! Three worshipful celebrations of the resurrection of Jesus, all at our Greenwich location: 202 Taconic Road. Includes infant and childcare,

K-5th grade Kids Church, and Youth Group for 6-12th grades.