Gov.-elect Cox, Lt. Gov.-elect Henderson Attend Worship Services For Day Of Prayer
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Governor-elect Spencer Cox and Lt. Governor-elect Deidre Henderson, along with their spouses, visited four different faith congregations in southern Utah as part of their Day of Prayer ahead of their inauguration ceremony.
The two couples attended the worship services on Sunday.
“Spending the day before taking the Oath of Office in spiritual communion and contemplation was very important to me,” said Cox. “The thoughtful sermons and inspirational music put everything into perspective and reminded me of my gratitude to God and our obligations to each other.”
My wife Abby and I, along with Lt. Gov.-elect Henderson and her husband Gabe, attended Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church in St. George and were inspired by their words and spirit. #OneUtah @SpencerJCox @DeidreHenderson pic.twitter.com/z8sYH7xMoE
— Utah Gov.-elect Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) January 3, 2021
The Coxes and Hendersons attended the Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church Service, New Promise Lutheran Church Service, Solomon’s Porch Foursquare Fellowship and Saint George Catholic Church Service, all of which are located in St. George.
“We are so grateful for the strong faith communities in Utah and feel blessed to participate with some of them today,” Henderson wrote in a tweet.
Attending multiple church services during the Day of Prayer prior to our inauguration tomorrow. We are so grateful for the strong faith communities in Utah and feel blessed to participate with some of them today. @PTGabe @SpencerJCox @AbbyPalmerCox pic.twitter.com/2oc5Ufg3oF
— Deidre Henderson (@DeidreHenderson) January 3, 2021
Only the two couples attended services along with congregants in order to limit the number of people inside meeting spaces and to keep in line with COVID guidelines.
As a continuation of the Day of Prayer, the governor-elect invited all Utahns to join him, Henderson and various faith leaders for a “Freedom Fireside” to talk about the role of civility and unity.
Cox will be sworn in as Utah’s next governor, succeeding Gary Herbert, at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre on Monday, January 4.
“This will be the first inauguration ever held in rural Utah,” Cox said during a video announcing the event.
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