The Story Must Be Told

The Swollen Mouth of Family

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Gums of pink, are gonna stink / Gums of red, are fonts of dread. Teeth are unwelcome in our parish! Yet, hygiene is a virtue. Ohh, we’re complicated—no easy answers in the Story! You must yeeeearn.

Invocation

The Washing of Chalms

Liturgical Reading: “The Swollen Mouth of Family”

Concluding Prayer

Grease unto thee. Be sure to check out the newest video on youtube.com/thestorymustbetold


The Object Therapist - Guest Preacher Katie Hartman

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Kitchen appliances hate you. Your microwave talks behind your back, and your blender blends only spite. We all have emotional mixups, and that includes the less conventionally sentient.

Guest Preacher: Katie Hartman (“The Night Of” on Netflix, Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting)


Invocation

Psalm: “Pain Cereal”

Liturgical Reading: “The Object Therapist”

Concluding Prayer


We love you. We beg the Story to treat you right. Heh heh, we’ll see if It listens.


Come On Ride A Train

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Chugga chugga chugga chugga, choo choo. Choo choo Story chugga chugga choo CHOO! Story chugga choo, Story chugga chugga. Train whistle! Train whistle, Story! Heh, chugga choooo.


Invocation

The Rite of the Blessing Hose

Liturgical Reading: “Come on Ride a Train”

Concluding Prayer

This is likely the last of our refurbished Stories from the apocrypha of season 1. Embrace it like your son returned to you after six years exile. Next week, we’ll have something sweet and new, ooh, and your son will leave you again. 


Last Impressions - Guest Preacher Henry Zebrowski

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Anyone could be you. You are a buncha bodily tics and vocal inflections. A rude friend or knowing coworker could rip you apart to everyone’s amusement, you bet. Could rip you up like deli cuts of ham, heh heh. 

Guest Preacher: Henry Zebrowski (Last Podcast on the Left, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell)

Invocation

Impressions of the Clergy

Liturgical Reading: “Last Impressions”

Concluding Prayer

Next week we got something spicy, and it’ll get you grinning, most like.


The Auction

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What is your most prized possession? Did you say, “The Story?” WRONG. You cannot own the Story. Did you say, “I dunno, grease?” WRONG. Grease is purely transactional, and cannot be accrued. Did you say, “The Boy?” Heh heh, ohhh triiiicky. Enjoy this Story from the vault of Season One, and sup proper on our congealing truth.

Invocation
Cooking with the Story
Liturgical Reading: “The Auction”
Tasting

We return next week with a hot truth ready to blister in your sweet mouth.

How Do You Torture It?

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Witness a laboratory of pain! Enjoy the wracking breaths of mechanical life! Grin at the abasements, or perhaps, shed a salty tear. Nothing unites us like pain, especially when it’s for another. 


Guest Preacher: Ashley Brooke Roberts (@AshleyBRoberts, the Reality Blows podcast)

Invocation

A Surprise for a Lost Woman

Liturgical Reading: “How Do You Torture It?”

Concluding Prayer


The Story is hiding inside you. Take a spoon and find it!


There When You Need Me

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When the sick have fallen, do you bend your sweet lil knee? Oooh, do you squat those hams, look your sweaty neighbor in the eye and say, "You alright, my good friend?" Yeah yeah, don't tell me your secrets, no no, keep that to yourself. Listen righteously, because this one "happened."

Invocation
Demonstration of A Novel Life Saving Technique/GreaCR
Liturgical Reading: “There When You Need Me”
Concluding Prayer

No! I said, "don't tell me your secrets!" Well, that does it. Yeah, I didn't want to know your secrets, but now I do. Yep, heh heh, every gosh darn one. Now you have to come back. Otherwise I'll tell Uncle Garnns what you did to his cherry tomatoes one after another after ANOTHER.

Burying

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Unsolicited acts of violence are the yeast that makes the doughy truth of Story rise, overfill Its pan, and crisp on the oven floor. Bash! Ungh! Guuugh. Yeah, sometimes these Stories get grisly, and when they do, we just gotta shake our heads and whisper, “ohhhh.” Enjoy this tender tale of friendship to which we can allllll relate.

Invocation

Psalm: “A Sack Full of Batteries”

Liturgical Reading: “Burying”

Concluding Prayer

Next week we return with a brand new Story for you to swallow, dissolve, and absorb.


Goats and Sheep

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Yeah this one’s for Chalms. That sweet tot, so sickly, so goo goo gooey. We found him in a tree! Reflect, as Chalms must, on the end of all days, when the good are divided from the evil. Witness as the false Story some call “Lord” does their regular spring cleaning of humanity.

Invocation

Petitions for Chalms

Liturgical Reading: “Goats and Sheep”

Concluding Prayer

Yes yes, this week’s Story comes from our season one archives. Next week will be the same, then we return fresh, rested, and eager to instruct our congregants.


The Smallest Beetle, OR: Brutal Beetle Beatdown Part 1 - Guest Preacher Jackie Zebrowksi

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When humanity is gone, the world will have a good laugh, comb its balding scalp, and ‘get back to it.’ What will the remaining species think of us, and what might they build in our shadow? The following Story is no Story at all, but a documentary that simply hasn’t happened yet! Yeah, this one is all true, yeah, this is a goddamn prophecy, a prophecy about BUGS.


Guest Preacher: Jackie Zebrowski (Page 7 podcast, IG: @jackthatworm)


Invocation

Psalm: “I Have Decided to Live in Filth”

Liturgical Reading: “The Smallest Beetle OR: Brutal Beetle Beatdown Part 1”

Concluding Prayer


Part 2 of this hissing, clicking Story will arrive next week and incapacitate you with its wholesome truth.


Iron Churnsly - Guest Preacher Jake Young

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Copper! Aluminum! Iron! These are METALS. We are made out of some of them, but only in pathetic, insulting quantities. We hardly register to magnets, and our capacity to conduct is negligible! May we scorn flesh, and praise metal! METAL—the most cost-effective conduit of Story proper.

Guest Preacher: Jake Young (Wizard and the Bruiser podcast, Cartoon Hell on dropout.tv, @bestjakeyoung)

Invocation
Psalm: “Greasy”
Liturgical Reading: “Iron Churnsly”
Concluding Prayer

Next Tuesday will be the day the Story finds you and finally robs you of your will to resist the Story.

Fun Boy Limited Party Travel Number One

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The whole world blooms with seeds, but some seeds are unknown, some pollens unnatural—what is sown surprises. We welcome all unknowns, because when they spell out our demise, they use novel letters and innovative techniques. We can learn from a grisly undoing done cleverly, but what we cannot learn is to not be undone. Darn!

Invocation
Psalm: “Hungry Man Dinner”
Liturgical Reading: “Fun Boy Limited Party Travel Number One”
Concluding Prayer

Return to us Tuesday and the Story will be waiting for you.

When You Watch Me

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This one is for you, in all your greasy splendor. Do you like it when I talk about your greases? Heh heh, yeah, that's what I thought. Ooh, you better listen to this one, because you're a part of it, and soon, it will be all you remember.

Invocation

Psalm: “How to Swallow Loose Change for the Story”

Liturgical Reading: “When You Watch Me"

Concluding Prayer

We return on Tuesdays, Tuesday-style, and this next Tuesday will be no exception—OK?

Hoofs and Feet

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A barnyard animal makes barnyard noises and behaves as though all the world, the very universe, is a barnyard. They kick up mud, and make a toilet of any dang carpet. We can learn gentle grace from our barnyard companions! We can learn to “take it easy,” and make our puddle wherever we do choose. Oh Story! Thank you for your profound examples to us, the congregation.

Invocation
Psalm: “Cory Had a Little Lamb”
Liturgical Reading: “Hoofs and Feet”
Concluding Prayer

Tuesday is the day the Story comes to life, groans sweetly, and crawls inside your ear. It’ll happen to you next Tuesday, squirm-style.

The New Consciousness in Town

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Few people die while waiting for an oil change. This Story seeks to change that. What better time to lay down and offer oneself to the Story than while your Oldsmobile undergoes a transformation from car sickly to car pure and fresh? Some of you might remember this Story from our lost, forgotten, “first season,” and it has returned to you like an obedient pup. Plump upon it, this episode of bonus Story truth.

Invocation
Psalm: “Drip”
Liturgical Reading: “The New Consciousness in Town”
Concluding Prayer

On Tuesday, we will be right and proper for you, dripping in the grease of Story profound.

Goodbye Hirsutaline

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Shh! Listen quietly! Ears listen, and someone is out there, aiming to take the Story down. Keep the Story inside you, like swallowing a big chunky pill called “Story.” Some pills are easy to swallow, but this one might catch inside you, or smear your greases with unknown side effects. Rub your tum, eat a cracker, and hold tight as we figure this alllll out.

Invocation
Psalm: “New Hair”
Liturgical Reading: “Goodbye Hirsutaline”
Concluding Prayer

Let’s promise each other, if we make it through this, we’ll meet here, in this same spot, for another Story pure. I love you.

The Third Sermon of Cardinal Larson: Cardinal Larson in "Quick and Furious"

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Cardinal Larson is full of the Story’s writhing vigor, yet he thirsts! Even those bursting with the Story’s hefty goodness still demand a tangy Cro-Croa. But when shipments of the Story’s fizzy truth go missing, what is a Cardinal to do? Listen here, you hot shit, and plump on this here tale of deceit, classic Italian dishes, and Story pure.

Guest Preacher: Ed Larson (Brighter Side podcast)

Invocation

Psalm: “Look Out Corpse Doctor”

The Third Sermon of Cardinal Larson: Cardinal Larson in “Quick and Furious”

Concluding Prayer

Tuesday will come around again, like a goddamn rash. Don’t use lotion!


The Interceptor Part II

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"The Story teased us true, teased us to deplete / If you only heard part 1, you knew Story incomplete." That’s a little couplet about the ignorance of even THINKING you could handle part 2 of a Story profound without a part 1 first, yeah, you betcha. Here, we indulge in the conclusion of The Interceptor, and meditate on this truth: what does it take for the Story to make you happy?

Invocation
Psalm: “A Doo Ra Ree”
Liturgical Reading: “The Interceptor Part II”
Concluding Prayer

Next Tuesday the Story will find out where you live and visit you STORYSTYLE.

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The Interceptor Part I

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The human head is an opaque aquarium within which rude fish do swim. A fish named “envy,” an eel named “fantasy,” a crab so gross it should not be named. Who would wish to swim these waters, knowing how easy it is to be bitten?

Invocation

Psalm: “Hardyy”

Liturgical Reading: “The Interceptor Part 1”

Concluding Prayer

Join us next Tuesday for the joyous conclusion: The Interceptor Part 2.

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