Obama Attends Church

July 17, 2011 - 10:59 AM


President Barack Obama walks with his family, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha, left, to St. John's Church Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took his family to services on Sunday, walking out of the White House and to a nearby church frequented by presidents.

Accompanied by his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, Obama walked through Lafayette Square to attend the 10:30 morning service at St. John's Church.

Obama wore a dark-colored suit, while the first lady and Malia wore shades of purple and Sasha a floral green and white dress.

Obama has worshipped at St. John's previously, as well as at other churches in the nation's capital.

A pew nine rows back from the altar at St. John's carries a small brass plaque designating it as "The President's Pew." Church history claims that every president since James Madison has visited.