This service was originally planned in 2016 for the first-ever Ash Wednesday service at CrossPoint Christian Reformed Church of Brampton, Ontario. I planned it with Scott Post—then CrossPoint’s youth pastor—and a young member of the congregation. In 2019 I amended and adapted the original service for our context at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Brampton, a congregation that hadn’t observed Ash Wednesday for many years.
Ruth Ann Schuringa
Ruth Ann Schuringa is part-time worship director at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Caledon, Ontario, where she works with her husband and lead pastor Erick and serves as part-time worship ministry team leader at CrossPoint CRC in Brampton, Ontario. She has recently become an endorsed worship coach in the CRC and is available for mentoring, coaching, teaching, or consultation.