Sunday Service

Associated Press
Associated Press

Obamas head to Metropolitan AME Church for weekend worship.

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POTUS and FLOTUS arrive at Metropolitan AME chruch at 9 am. First Lady wearing brown dress.

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At 9:06 am. Crowd of about several hundred churchgoers cheer loudly at the arrival of POTUS and FLOTUS.
One lady sitting in the back of the church is overheard yelling “God Bless You.”

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At 9:10 am the choir sang a series of introductory hymns that included the Negro National Anthem.
During morning prayers, the speaker remembered the “people of Tucson, Ariz.” Crowd yelled a series of Amens.

Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, D. Min. scheduled to deliver sermon.

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The Right Rev. Adam J. Richardson recognized POTUS and FLOTUS for attending the service. FLOTUS’s mother is in attendance.

“Mr. and Mrs. Obama thank you for your leadership,” said Richardson, who was on hand to deliver the Episcopal greetings.

Richardson praised POTUS for his speech to the Tucson community last week.

Richardson said the service honors the 25th anniversary of the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a national holiday.

Prior to that, the choir passionately sang African American heritage hymns, drawing cheers from the attendees–some of whom lifted their children so they could see POTUS.

At 10:14 am the congregation sang happy birthday to FLOTUS. The First Lady stood up and waved at the pastor and the audience.

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