Obama Win Will Dominate Many Sunday Services

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, November 7, 2008

Reverend Tyrone Hicks has already written his sermon for this Sunday. 

“In Our Lifetime – is the subject.” 

Hicks is the pastor of Saint Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church on 8th Street in Sacramento. He says his sermon will cover a lot of ground. 

“Talking about the election, where we’ve come from, where we can go.” 

And he says based on the mood of his parishioners…Sunday’s services will be a great celebration. 

“Euphoric. I mean they’re ecstatic about Barack Obama being elected as the president.” 

Ecstatic is also the word Reverend Darryl Heath uses to describe the congregation at his church – Saint John’s Missionary Baptist on 4th Street.

“They are happy, they are rejoicing. I have a lot of seniors who went through a lot of the ‘50s and ‘60s and endured some events that were disheartening."

Reverend Heath says his message will be one of optimism.   

“…to remind especially our young black youth that you can be what you want to be if you make the right decisions now.”