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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 Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: “Olds Year Night”

When I was 18 years old, I spent New Year’s Eve in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before you get the wrong...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Worry

I had dreams last night. Zombies had taken over the world and I was on the run with my family. I woke up nervous...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Kings

The prophet Samuel could not believe it when the Israelites asked for a king. He was disappointed and displeased. He was saddened and frustrated....
Pastor Shawn Hannon

Faith Matters: Be Good

For most families I suppose there is that three-word phrase uttered when parents part ways with their children, “I love you.” But for the...

Faith Matters: Great Ordeals

What an ordeal. What a great ordeal. Coronavirus. Political instability. Economic uncertainty. Stressed institutions and systems. Unemployment. Anxious and depressed people. Divorce. Cancer. Racism. Riots....
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Cleanliness

By far the most concerned I have ever been about cleanliness was in the days and weeks following the birth of my first daughter...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Crutches

I have a confession to make. I can’t skate. Despite growing up in Western New York where playing hockey seems to be a childhood...

Faith Matters: Words, Sticks & Stones

My daughter came home from her first week of school chanting that phrase they taught us all as kids. Sticks and stones may break...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Get Behind Jesus

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to tell God what to do… me too. I think many of us have. We see a...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: “Meat & Ketchup!”

“MEAT AND KETCHUP!” my four-year-old son John yelled at me when I entered the house. His face and hands were covered in ketchup. His clothes...

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