EP Reflections

Embracing the Matthew 25 Invitation and Acting On It

San Gabriel Presbytery has become a Matthew 25 Presbytery, which means we pledge to encourage 20% or more of our congregations to become Matthew 25 churches and embrace these areas of focus: Building congregational vitality Dismantling structural racism Eradicating...

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225th General Assembly of the PC(USA)

The 225th General Assembly of the PC(USA) was held in Louisville, Kentucky, at the national headquarters and online from June 18 to July 9. And no, that is not a typo, it was a three-week meeting, but more on that in a minute. For us in San Gabriel Presbytery, maybe...

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The Practice of Seeing

So she (Hagar) named the LORD who spoke to her, “You are El-roi” (God of seeing or God who sees). Genesis 16:13 Over the past few months, I have found myself reflecting one of the stories of Hagar. In Genesis 16, she is introduced as the Egyptian slave of Sarai who is...

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See you in September

God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. 1 Corinthians 12:24b-25 It’s truly uncanny how any memory of life in the last two...

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You are someone’s ancestor; act accordingly.

“Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.”                  Revelation 14:13 This last weekend I attended the memorial service for Virginia Moseley. I know her as the...

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GA: Part 1

Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.          Hebrews 11:1 By the time the 225th General Assembly ended (early!) on Saturday, I was, and continue to be, overwhelmed with all that was decided, and the way it was done. I will just...

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Expendable / Exceptional

Yet, O Lord, you are our Father;     we are the clay, and you are our potter;     we are all the work of your hand.Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord,     and do not remember iniquity forever.     Now consider, we are all your people.     Isaiah 64:8-9 We are in the...

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“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”  Acts 2:17 This last weekend, we commemorated not...

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A Good Day

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to God’s purpose. Romans 8:28 Maligayang Araw ng Kasarinlan!Happy Philippine Independence Day! Yesterday I preached at Filipino Community United Presbyterian Church in...

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Wendy S. Tajima
Executive Presbyter

Wendy has a creative, spiritual and prophetic way of seeing the world that offers deep insights for practical living. She believes the Church is renewed from the edges, not the center, when those who’ve been marginalized are embraced.