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

Faith Matters: Possible Eagle

This is hard. Life in the coronatimes is difficult. It is tough time to be old and a tough time to be young. It...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Wisdom

If you could ask God for anything – anything at all – what would it be? Good health? More wealth? Would you ask to...

Do not read this!

Ha Ha! Too late. You already did. And you cannot un-read it. It’s like a bell you cannot un-ring or toothpaste you cannot push back...

Faith Matters: Mountains

A while back while playing ping pong with friends, I had a buddy who interrupted the game with a weird question. Right before his...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: What?! Devotions

My children ask a lot of questions. A lot. They ask why. They ask where. They ask who. They ask when. They ask how...
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