Gov.-elect Cox, Lt. Gov.-elect Henderson Attend Worship Services For Day Of Prayer

Jan 3, 2021, 4:50 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2023, 5:08 pm

Gov.-elect Spencer Cox and Abby Cox visit with parishioners at Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Chur...

Gov.-elect Spencer Cox and Abby Cox visit with parishioners at Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church in St. George as part of their Day of Prayer. (Office of the Lt. Governor)

(Office of the Lt. Governor)

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.”

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.

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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Gov.-elect Cox, Lt. Gov.-elect Henderson Attend Worship Services For Day Of Prayer