On Sunday our pastor encouraged our church body to watch the inauguration events today- which I agree, everyone should if he is able. This is a historic day in our nation. He also challenged us to say a small prayer each time that we heard the name Barack Obama (which should be quite often :) We were encouraged to pray for our nation, our new president, Rick Warren as he prays for our nation, and the lost souls around us. I decided to take up this challenge (as much as is possible with a needy 4 week old baby :)
Runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. Program is as follows:
Call to order and welcoming remarks — Dianne Feinstein.
Invocation — Pastor Rick Warren.
Musical selection — Aretha Franklin.
Oath of office administered to vice-president-elect Joe Biden.
Musical selection — John Williams, featuring Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, Anthony McGill.
Oath of office administered to president-elect Barack Obama by Chief Justice John Roberts.
Poem — Elizabeth Alexander.
Benediction — Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.