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Mo. Gov Nixon begins inaugural day at church

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon began his inauguration day in church hearing a message about helping those in need and listening to others.

The governor, first lady Georganne Nixon and their family gathered with more than 100 others for a Monday morning worship service at First Baptist Church near the Capitol.

The sermon focused on a passage from the gospel of Luke, in which Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan and then praises a woman for listening to him instead of being focused on work and chores.

The Rev. Daniel Hilty, of Nixon’s home parish of First United Methodist Church, delivered the message. He said that a life of public service requires a person to delve deeply into relations, and rely on the Lord.

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