President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha Obama were among more than 500 church-goers at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va this past Sunday:
The Rev. Howard-John Wesley, the pastor at Alfred Street Baptist Church, welcomed back the Obamas, whom he described as “the gorgeous family.” The Obamas also visited the church last Easter.
The congregation, led by a choir clad in crimson, gold and white robes, joined in song early in the service, with the pastor asking them to share introductions, “but don’t act crazy” as the hundreds in attendance exchanged hugs and handshakes.
Many in the choir and audience smiled as they swayed and clapped to the music and sang the refrain “yes, He lives,” a reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the event Christians celebrate on Easter.
Wesley delivered a sermon that noted the suffering Jesus endured, and he encouraged the congregation to have faith that, if God could raise Jesus from the dead, he can help them get through their hardships.(Source)
Thousands of children along with their families will join the Obamas at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House, scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. at the White House today.