Midsummer Lunch with Southern Nevada Pastors

On Thursday, July 28, twenty-two pastors and spouses escaped the record heat (high of 115 that day!) of southern Nevada as they gathered in the cool Fellowship Hall of Green Valley Presbyterian Church for the Midsummer Clergy Lunch and Get-together.

The theme was a summer picnic, complete with pulled pork sliders, fried chicken, salads, watermelon and more. After a welcome from Presbytery Pastor Hilda Pecoraro and introductions all around, host pastor the Rev. Jim Blades offered a blessing over the food. After lunch, Pastor Hilda shared a devotional from the Rev. David Dendy’s excellent book, “Seeing God at Work Every Day,” then invited pastors and spouses to share how they are seeing God at work in their own lives this summer – including through sermons, books they are reading, special vacation, unique experiences, etc.

Following the sharing around the tables, each pastor was invited to give any updates and/or announcements either from his/her personal life or the life of the congregation. After a very enjoyable time, Pastor Hilda closed the gathering with prayer.

Refreshed and renewed – physically and spiritually – it was time to return to the heat of a southern Nevada summer. Special thanks to Denis Pecoraro and to the staff of Green Valley Presbyterian Church for their help in making this a special day for our wonderful pastors and spouses.

In Christ, Rev. Hilda Pecoraro, Presbytery Pastor