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President and family attend St. John’s Episcopal Church

President and family attend St. John’s Episcopal Church

President Obama and his family heard the same lessons as every other Episcopalian on Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Layfayette Square. Isaiah, Thessalonians, Gospel of John and John the Baptist.

The AP story does not say if they heard the Magnificat or the psalm.

The sermon by Rev. Dr. Luis Leon was based on the story of John the Baptist, who told the religious leaders he was neither the Messiah nor the prophet, but a voice calling in the wilderness.

Leon likened the story to the president and the expectations Americans may have of him. People have illusions about the nation and about God, the pastor said, and urged the congregation to open its eyes not “to the God we have created, but to who he really is,” he said.



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Yay! It’s a great parish and was a good sermon.

Incidentally, they likely heard the same lessons as most other churchgoers in these denominations:

American Baptist Churches, USA

Community of Christ

Disciples of Christ

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Moravian Church in America

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Presbyterian Church USA

Reformed Church in America

United Church of Christ

United Methodist Church

Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship

Hooray for the Revised Common Lectionary!

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