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

A Grandmother Tells About…, Proper 20 (A) – 2002

September 22, 2002

A grandmother tells about growing up the oldest of four children. “My mother was always very fair,” she said. “She didn’t play favorites. We always knew that we could count […]

We Hear the Remarkable Story…, Proper 15 (A) – 2002

August 18, 2002

Let us prefer nothing to the love of Christ; and may he bring us all to everlasting life. In today’s Gospel we hear the remarkable story of a Canaanite woman […]

Let Us Prefer Nothing…, Easter Day (A) – 2002

March 31, 2002

Let us prefer nothing to the love of Christ; And may he bring us all to everlasting life. Brothers and sisters, we come together this Easter Day to celebrate. Christ […]

Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?, Great Vigil of Easter (A) – 2002

March 30, 2002

Dear Friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to […]

Last Week We Celebrated…, Epiphany 1 (A) – 2002

January 13, 2002

Last week we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. In these Sundays following the Epiphany you will hear a series of stories […]

Jesus Tells a Parable…, Proper 24 (C) – 2001

October 21, 2001

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about an unjust judge and a poor widow woman. Like all parables, this story has more than one layer of meaning. It was […]

Now Faith Is the Assurance…, Proper 14 (C) – 2001

August 12, 2001

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Thus begins the beautiful tribute to our ancestors in faith, found in the eleventh chapter […]

Who Do You Say That I Am?, Proper 7 (C) – 2001

June 24, 2001

In today’s reading from the Gospel according to St. Luke, Jesus asks the disciples two questions, questions that still have significance for us today. The first question that Jesus posed […]

Love You Forever Begins…, Easter 5 (C) – 2001

May 13, 2001

[The first part of this sermon talks about Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, a celebrated author of children’s books. This is one of those books that appeals to adults […]

Minding His Own Business…, Lent 3 (C) – 2001

March 18, 2001

In today’s reading from the book of Exodus, we find Moses minding his own business, tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro. Suddenly an amazing thing happens to him. The […]

Just A Boy from Nazareth, Proper 9 (B) – 2000

July 09, 2000

He was just a boy from Nazareth, when all was said and done. It wasn’t the greatest place to be from. The people there knew that. They knew what people […]

Well, There I Am, Epiphany 5 (B) – 2000

February 06, 2000

Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. Well, there I am. You people have a saying about everyone having their […]

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