Easter worship at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, DC
First family arrived at church through tented entrance at 10:05 am, and sat in second pew in mostly, but not completely filled church. POOL estimates about 250 people celebrating Easter here.
After more terrific music and singing, at 11:35, Pastor Harkins moved into his Easter sermon. Dressed in a striking red robe with black accents, the pastor talked about supporting people "living in the shadows and the margins," including "LGBT" people.
On resurrection Sunday, he talked about how Easter is a time when people can pause, reflect and say "I can rise."