Livestream Services and Book Readings

Looking for our livestreamed services from Facebook during the COVID-19 season? Just scroll down: you've come to the right page!


Looking for chapters of Christian classics read by Pastor Kit? Click here, or click on the picture of the books. They're collected on a secondary page of Book Readings.

Livestream Service: June 7, 2020

When we experience bullying, when we get overlooked for something we've worked hard for, whenever we know we've been slighted by someone who has the power to do right towards us but doesn't … it's so easy for us to launch into righteous anger, to retaliate, and to take power into our own hands. And patience? Patience gets thrown into our emotional trunk. But in James 5:7–11 we learn to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and others, with patience, waiting for the judgment of the Lord. In James 5:12 God commands us to be men and women of integrity with every word we speak. Thanks for joining us as we let God's Spirit transform our actions and reactions through His Word.


Need a link to watch the service live on Sunday at 10am? Here you go!


Need some lyrics sheets for the songs we'll be singing? Here they are!

Livestream Service: May 31, 2020

Isn't it wonderful that God saves sinners! Isn't it wonderful that God matters in what we do every day! Isn't it wonderful that God cares for those who are weak and powerless! … and isn't that what we need to show to the world around us by what we say and what we do?


Open your Bibles to James 4:11 – 5:7, as we turn away from those actions that tell a false story about God and proclaim instead that God saves, God matters, and God cares. You can also find song lyrics here for the start of the service!



Livestream Service: May 24, 2020

We often think lightly of our following our passions and our own desires, but James takes our halfheartedness to task––showing us how we have become adulteresses in our fights, quarrels, murders and coveting for the things WE want! Will God have us back? And depending on what He does next, how must you and I respond?


Open your Bibles to James 4:1-10 as we find hope in the jealousy and grace of God and humble ourselves before Him. You can also find song lyrics here for the start of the service!



Livestream Service: May 17, 2020

Today we walk through the rest of James 3: on wisdom that is from above, and so-called wisdom that's from below. And as our culture and its perspectives are increasingly polarized and vicious, what a witness we must be for Christ in bringing His wisdom––and the godly character that must go with it! You can find words to our songs here.

  • If you would be wise, you'll operate out of meekness––okay with being under the radar.
  • If you would be wise, you'll search your heart to rid yourself of bitter jealousy or selfish ambition.
  • If you would be wise, you'll desire the good fruit that comes out of wisdom.
  • If you would be wise, you'll have a harvest of righteousness for your end goal.


Livestream Service: May 10, 2020

Hope that you had a fantastic Mother's Day! Here's our service from May 10, as we sing together, pray together, and apply God's words to our lives together. Turn to James 3 as you join in on our time of worshiping God as the Carney Free family.


Looking for words to the songs for this morning? They're right here.



Livestream Service: May 3, 2020

Open up your Bibles to James 2:14-26 as we learn about grace and discipleship, faith and works––about what makes the difference between a corpse faith and a real, living, useful faith.


Looking for lyrics? Here you go!



Livestream Service: April 26, 2020

Glad that you could join us for our Sunday morning service on April 26! Break out the Bibles to James 2:1-13 where we examine favoritism in the church. Do we really prefer the rich? Do we even realize it when we do? How can we work on loving all our neighbors as ourselves? (We also go to 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Matthew 25:31-46, and Micah 6:8 during the service.)


Looking for words to the songs? Here you go.



Livestream Service: April 19, 2020

A month in, and we're still going strong as a church, gathering together to worship the Lord, pray for one another, and attend to God's Word. Pull out your Bibles to James 1:19-27 as we receive, remain in and remember, and respond to what God has to say to us.



Livestream Easter! April 12, 2020

He is risen! He is risen indeed!


It was good to worship together as the church on this best Sunday of the year, Easter Sunday––even while we were all spread apart in our homes. Thank you for gathering to worship. And if you're watching this video for the first time, we're so glad you can celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with us!!



Livestream Good Friday: April 10, 2020

We had hoped to do this service from the cross under the Carney water tower, but in God's purposes it simply wasn't meant to be. But we still remember with such thankfulness when Jesus Christ died in our place to take away the sins of all who believe in Him. So glad that you can join us in worshiping God together in our Good Friday service.



Livestream Service: April 5, 2020

Happy Palm Sunday to all! Here's our service from April 5. The message was from James 1:1-18, teaching us how to go through trials of various kinds. Announcements for the week ahead include:

  • Pastor Kit is collecting your pictures for Palm Sunday! Find a palm, put the camera in selfie mode, and share it with Pastor Kit to put up on our Facebook page. Let's celebrate together, even while we're apart!
  • Tuesday, April 7, is a day of prayer for the Forest Lakes District. Consider joining us in setting aside this day to seek the Lord during our current crisis.
  • Friday, April 10, is Good Friday! Pastor Kit will be sharing a livestream song service on Facebook from the cross by the water tower in Carney, starting at 6pm Central time. Lyrics will be available on our Media page.
  • Next Sunday is Easter Sunday! If you are able, please send your Easter videos to Pastor Kit so that we can abundantly share in our celebration of Jesus' resurrection with one another!



Livestream Service: March 29, 2020

Apologies to all for streaming the service on the Pastor's personal Facebook page rather than the church's! But thanks to some teamwork between Laura Strietzel and Troy Meissner, we got the stream shared back on the church's Facebook again. And, of course, it's now here.



Songs that We Sang

  • Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • Come Lord Jesus (Even So Come)
  • I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130)
  • My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)

Scripture from the Message

  • Proverbs 27:1 – Do not boast about tomorrow …
  • Luke 12:19-21 – … so is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.
  • James 4:13-15 – "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."
  • Revelation 20 – key passage on the thousand-year reign of Jesus on earth
  • 2 Peter 3:8 – … with the Lord one day is as a thousand years …
  • Matthew 24:30 – … they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
  • Matthew 25:31 – When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne …
  • Philippians 3:20-21 – the Lord Jesus Christ … will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body …
  • Colossians 3:4 – When Christ … appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
  • 1 Peter 4:13 – … rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

Livestream Service: March 22, 2020

Here's our worship service from Sunday morning, March 22, 2020.



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Livestream Service: March 15, 2020

Here's our last in-person gathering for worship before COVID-19 precautions went into fuller effect. We praise God to worship together in person and online--together!



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