President Barack Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John’s Church, an Episcopal church on Lafayette Square just across the street from the White House. Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia listened to a sermon about how Christianity has consequences.
Mike Angell, a seminarian of the church, told the parishioners that the consequences vary, whether it’s making a hard decision at work or deciding to give more time to God. Angell told the worshippers they don’t face these consequences alone. “We are given each other as a source of boldness,” he said. The Obamas shook hands with those around them as the parishioners were told to show each other a sign of peace. The worshippers prayed for all people, including “Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court and all who are in authority.”
The family took a quick ride to the services, but opted to stroll back together to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mr. Obama, who also worshipped at the pale yellow church on Easter Sunday and on Inauguration Day, hasn’t settled on a new permanent congregation for the first family since the Obamas came to Washington. Read More