Santa Rosa church welcomes all, including dogs

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Church member Cindy Heiller, center, receiving the Eucharist and wine, along with her dogs, during a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. The church allows members to bring their dogs to worship services. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Church member Dennis Higgs, left, offers a dog treat to his dog Patty who patiently sits next to Michelle Higgs, as church members receive the Eucharist and wine during a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. The church allows members to bring their dogs to worship services. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Keith Becker with his dog Finland during a Sunday service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Church members from left, George Land, Diane Land and Cindy Heiller, center, while their dogs rest in the isle during a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Finland the dog sits between Keith Becker, left, and Zoe Zuest-Becker while they listen to the sermon during a Sunday service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Astrid Anderson, left, petting her dog Joy during a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Astrid Anderson, singing during church service with her dog Joy during a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
A dish of doggie treats sits in a church collection dish held by Astrid Anderson at the end of a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. The dish was used to offer treats to dogs while members receive the Eucharist during service. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Patty the dog spends a few moments with 8-month-old Atticus Miller before the start of a Sunday service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. The church allows members to bring their dogs to worship services. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Cindy Heiller arriving with her three dogs from left, Candy, Becca and Savanna to a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. The church allows members to bring their dogs to worship services. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
Pastor Dave Miller, left, with his pug Cora, chatting with his worship assistant Mary Thompson before a Sunday service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
“She was one of the first dogs to come to service,” said Astrid Anderson who attended a Sunday morning service with her dog Joy at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)
A dog naps during a Sunday morning service at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, California. February 11, 2018. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)

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