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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.

Seething & Sunburned

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY When I arrived at work on Tuesday, I found the grass at church unacceptably long....

Anybody Have A Map?

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY I have a confession to make and I hope that I can offer it...

Without a Paddle

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

Faith Matters: Riding the Bench

I was never very good at baseball. In fact, I was terrible. I couldn't hit. I couldn't throw. I made errors fielding balls and...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: love.

They’ll know we are Christians by our love. That’s what Jesus said. He told his friends that the night before he passed. I mean,...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Jesus, now

After weeks with multiple mass shootings, more senseless violence, and utterly unnecessary death… we pray: Jesus, now. As families, communities, our country, and the...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Faith is Hard

Faith is hard. Discipleship is challenging. Following Jesus is a perilous, frightening adventure. So often we assume that Jesus makes everything easier. In our...
Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY

Faith Matters: Worry

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

Faith Matters: No Wine

Imagine you’re at a wedding that ran out of beverages. Worse yet, imagine you are hosting a wedding that runs out of things to...
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...

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