President and first family attend Easter services
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha attending Easter church service at Shiloh Baptist Church.
April 24th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

President and first family attend Easter services

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Dressed in their Easter Sunday best, President Obama, the first lady, and daughters Sasha and Malia entered Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington Sunday to a standing ovation.

The first family attended the 10 a.m. Easter service, a rare public appearance at a church for the president. Rev. Smith, the senior minister of the historic church, welcomed the Obamas.  "It probably has not been lost on you that we have some very special visitors this morning... so we welcome President Barack Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha."

With his arm around his daughter Malia, President Obama sang along as the 120-member choir performed the introit, This is the Day, and an opening hymn. The service also included scripture readings from the Old Testament (Jeremiah 31:1-6) and the New Testament (John 20:1-18).


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