America's first family chose a casual walk to church to attend the Easter worship services. Obama with wife Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha attended Easter church services at the St John's Church in Washington DC located just a block away from the White House.

St John's Church is frequently visited by Obama as well as past presidents of the United States and a few steps through the Lafayette Park will reach you there in minutes.

The first family looked enjoying the attention they are getting and provided a good photo opportunity for photo journalists as the foursome walked hand in hand.

Inside the church, the first family was seated about six pews back from the pulpit of Rev Luis Leon, who said the Christian faith was designed for times like these, pointing to the uncertain state of world affairs, according to an AFP report.

"For me, and for countless other Christians, Easter weekend is a time to reflect and rejoice," said Obama in his weekly radio address which focused entirely on the holidays of Easter and Passover.

"These holidays have their roots in miracles that took place thousands of years ago. They connect us to our past and give us strength as we face the future. And they remind us of the common thread of humanity that connects us all," Obama said.

"Christ's triumph over death holds special meaning for Christians. But all of us, no matter how or whether we believe, can identify with elements of His story. The triumph of hope over despair. Of faith over doubt. The notion that there is something out there that is bigger than ourselves. These beliefs help unite Americans of all faiths and backgrounds. They shape our values and guide our work. They put our lives in perspective," he said.

The first family would be welcoming over 35,000 people to the South Lawn of the White house for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

The theme of this year's Easter Egg Roll is "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move".