One of my friends posted this on a Lutheran Message Board that I frequent. It made me giggle to the point that I had tears in my eyes.
Here is a submission found in the Reports and Memorials Workbook for the 2001 Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod convention held in St. Louis:
TO INCLUDE COMPANY OF HEAVEN IN COMMUNION FELLOWSHIP
Whereas, the LCMS only communes those who are members of the LCMS and are in fellowship with it; and
Whereas, Jesus and many of the saints in heaven were on earth long before the establishment of the LCMS; and
Whereas, During the Lord’s Supper we celebrate the holy meal “with angels and archangels & with all the company of heaven” (LW pp. 146-48 ); therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we make all the company of heaven honorary members of the LCMS, even if they were not Lutheran in this life, so that we are not breaking our own rules when we come to the Lord’s Table; and be it further RESOLVED, That we declare Jesus the Christ to be an honorary member of the LCMS so that in His second coming He will not be turned away from a Lutheran altar.