April 8th, 2012
02:39 PM ET
The Obama family decided to keep it local Sunday morning, walking just across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church for Easter services.
“Happy Easter, everybody” the president said on the way to church, holding hands with his younger daughter Sasha as he walked by the press pool.
During the service the Rector, Rev. Dr. Luis Leon spoke about the mystery of Easter and the resurrection, comparing it to the global economy, neither of which he said he understands. "You ruin it if you try to explain it," he said. "It can't be explained."
Music from a sound check ahead of Monday’s Easter egg roll could be heard on the White House North Lawn as the Obama family walked back from services. Unfortunately this writer is not hip enough with the tween scene to recognize the artist.