The Rev. Jazzy Bostock is a strong, proud, kanaka maoli woman. She serves two small parishes on the west side of Oahu, one Episcopal and one Lutheran. She and her wife tend to a small garden together, delighting in the way food grows. She loves to laugh, walk barefoot, cook, and feel the sun on her skin.
Sermons and Bible Studies
[RCL] 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 In the 1590s, William Shakespeare penned the line, “What’s in a name?” as part of a […]
[RCL] Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:20-36 There’s a song by Michael Joncas called On Eagle’s Wings. Part of the lyrics read: “You who dwell in the […]
RCL: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, [11-13],14-17; Mark 4:26-34 Have you ever known one of those people with eternally green thumbs? You know, the person who seems […]
RCL: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11 This story of anointing, fragrance, intimacy, and risk – it’s a hard story not to love. And, this year, it seems […]
RCL: Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 The Shepherds Dear people of God – Happy Christmas! After a long Advent, here we are – hearing the well-worn […]
[RCL] Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7)8-20 Dear people of God – Happy Christmas! After a long Advent, here we are – hearing the well-worn story of Jesus […]
Brené Brown’s TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has, as of this sermon, over 12 million views on a single recording on YouTube. That should tell us something. Part of […]
[RCL]: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Perhaps some of you are familiar with pantomimes – a type of stage play that engages the audience, by encouraging either […]
Download our 2019 compilation of Advent and Christmas sermons here. [RCL]: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 Note: Eschatological is pronounced “ES-cat-uh-lodg-i-cul”. Eschaton is pronounced “ES-cah-tahn”. There is […]
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Visions and dreams in the Bible are fascinating, perhaps because they are often considered sacred. At the time that Daniel was living, these visions were interpreted to […]
[RCL]: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 There are many stories in the Old Testament which may make little sense to us – stories which are […]
Before I went to seminary, I spent a year working with my mom on her organic farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. We cared for goats, cows, sheep, chickens, […]
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