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Pastor Scott Hannon

Pastor Scott Hannon
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Pastor Scott serves the people of St. John by helping the congregation welcome everyone, care for one another, and grow in the joy of God’s love through Jesus Christ. Pastor Scott earned his bachelor’s degree at the University at Buffalo and went to seminary at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in preaching from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Pastor Scott and his wife, Kate, live in Bowmansville, NY with their children Molly, Delaney, and John Scott. Scott and Kate love Western New York for many reasons, not the least of which are the changing seasons, wonderful people, and of course the Buffalo Bills. Pastor Scott’s ministry priorities are worship, preaching and teaching. Scott’s hobbies are guitar, golf, and reading. To read some of Scott’s musings visit his blog Way-ward at www.psdh.org.
Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon

Faith Matters: Rude

Some tribes of Christianity often brag about how bad they are at evangelism. My tribe – Lutheran – is one of them. Lutherans notoriously...
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Faith Matters: Christmas Deer

As I left church on Christmas Eve I noticed five deer grazing through our “back forty.” I typically see these deer on Christmas Eve...

Faith Matters: Picture Christmas

It was about 20 degrees. It wasn’t snowing, but the wind was blowing enough that it seemed like it was. We didn’t have hats...

Peace Starved and Hope Deprived

Peace is scarce. Peace - that is, tranquility, harmony, serenity, stillness, calmness - it is a rare thing in most of our lives. On...

Mustard

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY “Lord, increase our faith!” the apostles begged of Jesus. Increase our faith. As I read the disciples’ request...

God’s Terms

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY Instead of a traditional greeting, the teller at the bank welcomed me by saying in a...

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY We rented a house at the beach last weekend and to put things mildly, I was...

Christ the King

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY "This is your king?!," the leaders of Jesus' day asked. "This broken and powerless, pathetic man?" "If...

… without a paddle

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY They didn’t teach me this in seminary, was the only thing I could think while standing...

Eagle

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY I stood in my basement looking around at totes, bins, baskets, and cluttered shelves. As I...

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