Obama spends Sunday morning at church
October 28th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama spends Sunday morning at church

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama spent Sunday morning attending a church service with his daughters, with plans for a briefing on Hurricane Sandy and travel to Florida later in the day.

Obama, his daughters - Sasha and Malia - and their godmother, Kaye Wilson, a family friend, walked to St. John's Church, the Episcopal house of worship across from the White House.

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Obama joined about 150 other attendees at a service where a prayer was said "for Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, Haiti and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world."

Later in the day, Obama will attend a briefing on Hurricane Sandy at the Washington headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a White House official said.

The White House announced Saturday the cancellation of some campaign events on Monday and Tuesday so the president can return to Washington and monitor the storm, which is expected to affect the U.S. East Coast on Sunday and into the week.

Obama is scheduled to leave Washington on Sunday evening for Florida, where he plans to hold the first of two campaign rallies on Monday. Former President Bill Clinton will join Obama on the trail Monday, Obama's campaign said.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Guest

    He needs to go.

    October 28, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. iampraying

    I really am glad he was prayed over–I pray frequently for the President's safety and to increase his wisdom everyday so he can keep make the right decisions with BOLDNESS andHonesty

    October 28, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  3. Ronnie Pendergrass

    God bless President Barack Obama and his family and the whole world. Best Choice, Vote Barack Obama.

    October 28, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. carlos

    FORWARD all the WAY.......hurrrraaaahhhh

    October 28, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    What a beautiful First Family and great role model for young girls, women and men everywhere.

    I sure hope our country continues under his capable leadership. Life with the Romney's would be filled with hateful, racist extremists such as SuMomo, Bachmann and others, and I hope the country REJECTS going back to 1950s America and continues to move forward with the president.

    October 28, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  6. Bobbi Jones

    It'sabout time he went! November 6th is just around the corner after all (wink,wink).

    October 28, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  7. Bessy

    Nice picture and all look happy.

    October 28, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  8. sailbug

    Good looking family!!

    October 28, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We love you President Obama and God hears our prayers from around the World for you and your family. God blesses a "Man" who walks by faith and not by sight alone.

    October 28, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Norma Vessels

    Have a good day, Mr. President.

    October 28, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  11. Griff.

    "His God can't save him, whoever he praises. I could give him good info that may just stop the drain he's heading for, but I want rid so bad, why would I want to?? In twelve more day's when he's gone, I'll let you know!"

    October 28, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |