WHAT IS LENT?
In the Christian tradition, Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer (through prayer, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial) for the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
THIS PAST YEAR'S STUDY
Each year at Stanwich, we conduct church-wide weekly Bible studies during the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and leads to Holy Week. All small groups study the same material each week. This year we have chosen the sermon series entitled "Doors in the Bible" to provide interesting spiritual metaphors in the Bible. We are invited through scripture to be alert to the spiritual passage ways in our life that are represented as doors. Some doors are symbolic of our attention to be sure that we only allow God's way to pass into our lives. Other doors are symbolic of new beginnings where we enter more fully in God's way. During Lent this year we will focus on key door images in the Bible to lead us this Lenten season.