It was a quiet day yesterday, religiously speaking, for the most part. But the one surprise out of the White House was that the Obama family decided to go Easter services at the Episcopal congregation “next door” to the White House.
However that doesn’t mean the First Family have chosen a new church home:
“Joshua Dubois, the head of White House Faith Office, said in a statement on Sunday, ‘The First Family has not made a decision yet on which church they will formally join in Washington, but they were honored to worship with the parishioners at St. John’s Episcopal Church and at 19th Street Baptist Church earlier this year.’
According to the pool report, Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia all took communion, standing in line and smiling while waiting their turn while congregants sneaked peeks. It appears they dipped the wafer in the chalice of wine and did not drink from the communal goblet.
A White House spokesman said that as baptized Christians, the Obamas could take communion in an Episcopal Church whether or not they were Episcopaleans.”
Read a full report here.