This Service was held in the St. Matthew Nave on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Rev. Eric Wogen presented the sermon/eulogy and special music included the St. Matthew Ringers, Nancy Leister, Jonathan Ruths and Stephen Dickensheets. Dr. Ruths began a twenty-year ministry as Senior Pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, on April 1, 1967. During his ministry, a five-year building/renovation program was accomplished, mission and benevolent outreach were substantially increased, the Bethel Bible Study led by trained lay teachers involved several hundred members, and a full-time staff music program was developed.
His memorial service can be seen online by visiting https://youtu.be/TCmG48Winjw and you can read more about his life and service at https://www.wetzelfuneralhome.com/obituary/arthur-ruths.