I'm writing to ask if you would mind announcing that (our) church is having its annual "Blessing of the Animals" service on _______.
The service includes a blessing for each animal and care-giver. There is also a "table of remembrance," so people are encouraged to bring along pictures of all the animals with whom they've shared their lives over the years.
Yours in Christ,
The following week, this service received front-page coverage in our local newspaper, with a picture of a dog sitting in the church pew with it's owner.
This letter is sad on many levels, not the least of which is that the closing of the letter affirms a common union with Christ. Yet I wonder if the Christ the author professes has been ushered to a 'back seat' in the church he leads.