Celebration of Life of The Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Ruths

Pastor Ruths

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.