Barbara Beam

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The Rev. Barbara Beam is vicar of St. Nicholas Church, Noel (a bi-lingual congregation) and St. John’s Church, Neosho. Both congregations are located in the southwest corner of Missouri. E-mail:

Sermons and Bible Studies

What Is the Kingdom…, Proper 12 (A) – 2005

July 24, 2005

What is the kingdom of heaven like? Jesus seems to have a lot of different answers to that question is today’s Gospel. The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard […]

You Will Be My Witnesses, Easter 7 (A) – 2005

May 08, 2005

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of […]

A Man and A Woman Are Chatting…, Thanksgiving Day (C) – 2004

November 25, 2004

A man and a woman are chatting over dinner. The woman says, “John, are we ever going to get married?” The man obviously doesn’t want to answer this question. He […]

Oh, the Cleverness…, Proper 20 (C) – 2004

September 19, 2004

Oh, the cleverness of this fellow in today’s Gospel! OK, so he wouldn’t have scored well in the honesty department, but you must admit he was quite clever. It seems […]

May the Grace…, Proper 9 (C) – 2004

July 04, 2004

“May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters.” These words, written by St. Paul to the Christians in Galatia, come coursing down the […]

In a Little Town…, Easter 4 (C) – 2004

May 02, 2004

In a little town in a little church in southwest Missouri, the children and their Sunday school teacher were talking about Jesus. “Did Jesus speak English or Spanish?” the children […]

I Regard Everything…, Lent 5 (C) – 2004

March 28, 2004

“I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard […]

Listen to Him!, The Transfiguration – 2003

August 06, 2003

It’s a glorious feast today: the Transfiguration of Our Lord on the mountain top. The calendar of our Church Year (BCP, p.15ff) lists seven days as “Principal Feasts,” followed by […]

Walls Come A-Tumblin’ Down, Proper 11 (B) – 2003

July 20, 2003

The world into which Saul of Tarsus was born was a world in which people were divided into two camps: the Jews — that is, the chosen people of God, […]

Our Reading From the Acts…, Easter 7 (B) – 2003

June 01, 2003

Our reading from the Acts of the Apostles today gives us an interesting glimpse into the lives of the earliest Christians. In this story, they were fresh from having witnessed […]

The Story in Today’s Gospel…, Lent 4 (B) – 2003

March 30, 2003

The story in today’s Gospel has a familiar ring to it. Well, of course, it is one of the better known stories in the New Testament, appearing in all four […]

Showing God’s Love with Open Arms, Epiphany 3 (B) – 2003

January 26, 2003

Simon and Andrew were literally just minding their own business, that day on the Sea of Galilee. It was just a day like any other day. How many days of […]

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