This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC–our larger Lutheran family from Sault Saint Marie to Halifax. It is also St John’s 115th anniversary and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s 100th anniversary. A few years ago St John gave Waterloo Lutheran Seminary a twenty-five thousand dollar interest free loan to help our seminary during a redevelopment period. With the good work of our seminary and the excellent leadership they have shown in becoming a relevant place of learning in this day and age, St John voted to forgive the loan as an anniversary gift to Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. What a great way to celebrate three communities of faith. Happy Anniversary!