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Chet Hecht’s Generosity

In case you missed it, Kitty Alvarado of NBC Palm Springs recently reported on students at Nellie Coffman Middle School ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for September

SAINT MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHSummary of Minutes of Vestry MeetingSeptember 17, 2018 A meeting of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal ...
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Embracing Diversity in Our Lives – A Workshop Opportunity

The Vestry of the Church of St. Paul in the Desert will sponsor a diversity workshop for their parish and ...
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The Facilities Committee Wants You!

The Facilities Committee needs a few additional volunteers with specific skills: RoofingElectric systemsHVAC systems, particularly TraneConcrete workBlacktop/slurry coatParking lot stripingMechanical ...
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2018 IRA Charitable Rollover

Have you taken your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) yet for 2018? If you are 70 ½ or older, you can ...
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Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The parish office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Enjoy your holiday! ...
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We’re having a party, but you’re not invited!

We're having a luncheon party for our Neighbors4Neighbors clients on Tuesday, December 4. We're asking you to bring the food ...
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Learn to Zoom

Do you zoom? No, not that kind of zooming. No, not that kind either. We're talking about Zoom, the video ...
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An Evening with Fred Swann

The Building Bridges ministry of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will present "An Evening with Fred Swann: Sharing his Experience of ...
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Thanksgiving Eve Worship

You may remember that last year, St. Margaret's joined with Hope Lutheran for a Thanksgiving Eve Service followed by pie ...
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St. Margaret’s Day is this Sunday!

Do you enjoy bagpipes? Do you like kilts? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you won't ...
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Election Day is Next Tuesday!

A special reminder about Election Day from our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry ...
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Fall Back

Fall Back

Don't forget to move your clocks back this Saturday night. Get an extra hour of sleep before church! ...
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Adult Literacy Ministry at St. Paul of the Desert Seeking Tutors

The church of St. Paul in the Desert (Palm Springs) is seeking tutors to help English speaking adults improve their ...
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A letter from Bishop Katharine about the recent bishop search announcement

To the people of the Diocese of San Diego: Grace and peace in Jesus Christ. I give thanks for the ...
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Episcopal 101 Class begins on November 7

Are you new to the Episcopal Church? Would you like a deeper understanding of our worship and why we do ...
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Bishop Search Announcement

In the nominating process, the Standing Committee of the diocese charged the Bishop Nominating Committee (BNC) with screening candidates and ...
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A Message from the Episcopal Public Policy Network of California

More than a year ago, the Bishops of the six dioceses in California began discussing the desirability of forming a ...
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Sunday Evening Compline Service Update

On Sunday, October 7, St. Margaret’s began an evening choral compline service performed by the newly formed St. Margaret's Schola ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for June

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Minutes of Vestry MeetingJune 18, 2018A meeting of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church was ...
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Know Your Vestry – Robert Strong

Robert Strong was elected to the Vestry in January 2017 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2020 ...
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The Bishop of Botswana to preach at St. Margaret’s this Sunday

On Sunday, October 14, St. Margaret's will welcome the Rt. Rev. Metlhayotlhe “Metlha” (pronounced MET-la) Rawlings Ogotseng Beleme, fifth Bishop of ...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Burt Collette

Burt Collette is this year's nominee for the Diocese of San Diego Servant Ministry Award for St. Margaret's.  Burt is ...
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Picado Workshop – Sunday, October 14

You've seen the picados hanging in the church for All-Saints Day, and you've seen a recent news article about making ...
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Remember the Dead with Picados

On All Saints' Sunday, we'll hoist picados into the rafters to remember the saints in our own lives who cheer ...
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The Blessing of the Animals – Sunday, October 7

St. Margaret's is pleased to announce that this year's Blessing of the Animals will be part of the 10 a.m ...
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Rector Returns

Dear Friends, I'm back, and what a glorious and life giving sabbatical it was. Thank you. Thank you to our ...
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Sun in the Aisle

Sun to dazzle at St. Margaret’s

The twice-a-year sun transit event at St. Margaret's, when the sun comes at the precise angle to cause an image ...
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Know Your Vestry – Robin Nugent

Robin Nugent was elected to the Vestry in January 2016 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2019 ...
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Sunday Compline Service to Begin in October

Beginning on October 7, St. Margaret's will offer an evening choral compline service on the first and third Sundays of ...
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Progress Report from the Bishop Nominating Committee

The Bishop Nominating Committee is making great strides toward generating a slate of candidates to present to the standing committee ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells a story about a truck, a crane and a cow. To pledge your support for ...
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Office Closed for Labor Day

The parish office will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday ...
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Compassion and Justice

Thank You, St. Margaret’s!

Thank you, St. Margaret's, for giving $2895 to the Galilee Center to buy beds for the migrant workers.. You are ...
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Box for Sox

Please remember that clean white socks are the most requested item, after food, that poor and homeless people request. Hot ...
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Progress Report from the Bishop Nominating Committee

Here is the latest update from the Bishop Nominating Committee: The nominating sub-committees have continued to work faithfully over the ...
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A Message about Pastoral Care Visits

A gentle reminder to contact the church office and/or Mother Deb (Extension 108) if you’re in the hospital, laid up ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells the story of her children doing homework at the dining room table. To pledge your ...
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We’re Collecting School Supplies!

Even though the thermometer reminds us daily that we're still in the midst of summer, for school-aged children in the ...
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An Update from St. Hugh’s of Lincoln, Idyllwild

According to the Idyllwild Town Crier, the Cranston Fire is now at 92 percent containment, and evacuation orders for Mountain ...
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An Update from St. Hugh’s of Lincoln, Idyllwild

The following was provided to St. Margaret's News from the Diocese this afternoon. We covet your prayers for our Episcopal ...
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Know Your Vestry – Jim Hatfield

Jim Hatfield was elected to the Vestry in January 2018 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2021 ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for May

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Summary of Minutes of Vestry Meeting Karns Administration Conference Room, May 21,2018 A meeting of the ...
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Parish Directory Update

It's time to update our parish directory. Please give Debby a call to be sure we have your current address ...
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Neighbors 4 Neighbors Needs Your Help This Summer

Summer time is still a busy time for our N4N Center. We are helping over 250 families each week with ...
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Ladies Lunch Bunch

All women from the parish are invited, along with a guest, to join the Ladies Lunch Bunch on the 3rd Friday ...
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A Message from the Compassion and Justice Ministry

Adopt a Bed for Galilee Center begins THIS SUNDAY. We hope to help raise money for cots for folks to ...
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Let’s Do Lunch

Are you looking for somewhere to have lunch? Want to meet someone new and go to lunch? Stop by the ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for April

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Summary of Minutes of Vestry Meeting Karns Administration Conference Room, April 16, 2018 A meeting of ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells the story of her sister-in-law Kat's pledge. To pledge your support for St. Margaret's, you ...
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The Big Class – From Palace to Public Square: The Way of Love

Would you like to spend a few weeks of your summer learning more about what Jesus meant by love and ...
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Office Closed for Independence Day

Our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday ...
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A Service of Lament

A Service of Lament will take place on Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. in the St. Margaret’s Chapel. It ...
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Parish Offices Closed for Walk-Ins in July

The Parish Office will be closed for walk-in visits for the month of July because many of our staff and ...
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Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala

Two members of our high school youth, Charlotte Hecht and Madison Platt, along with Chet Hecht, Director of Outreach, Fellowship and ...
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Progress Report from the Bishop Nominating Committee

The bishop nominating sub-committees have continued to work diligently over the last month and here are their latest progress updates ...
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Laura Bickford

Know Your Vestry – Laura Johnson-Bickford

Laura Johnson-Bickford was elected to the Vestry in January 2017 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2020 ...
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St. Margaret’s Makes You Look Sharp!

Show your pride, and get your favorite Lands End clothing festooned with the St. Margaret's cross. Great for gift giving! ...
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Youth Program Thriving (On)

One of the frequently asked questions at St. Margaret's is "How is the youth program doing?" Or sometimes it's  "Do ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells the story of when her brother received his drivers license. To pledge your support for ...
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The Presiding Bishop’s Sermon at the Royal Wedding

If you watched the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, you already know that the ...
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Episcopal Community Services Evensong and Annual Meeting

ECS Annual Meeting, Celebrating a Year of Service! Join Episcopal Community Services (ECS) for an Evensong, a celebration of their ...
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An Update from the Diocesan Transition Committee

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the work of the transition committee has begun! The diocesan transition committee held its retreat ...
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Karns Hall Repair Project

As many of you know, the kitchen area of Karns Hall has had its challenges over the years with A/C ...
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New Class Beginning This Sunday

What begins with an unlikely birth, is full of palace intrigue, giants, witches, faithful and adulterous love? What saga has ...
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Office closed for Memorial Day

Our office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holidays. St. Margaret's is grateful for ...
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Compassion and Justice

Compassion and Justice Ministry Outreach

Our Baptismal Covenant says we believe in the Dignity of every human being. We are focusing this month on supporting ...
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EfM Graduation Set for June 3

On Sunday, June 3, we will recognize three individuals as graduates of our Education for Ministry (EfM) program. Lorraine Becker ...
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Mother’s Day Outreach Thank You

Thank you to everyone for the tremendous response to the call for purses and frilly things for our Mother's Day ...
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Diocesan Profile Now Available Online

The Bishop Nominating Committee has recently released the diocesan profile as part of the process to discern the next bishop ...
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Get your red on!

Don't forget to wear red to church on Pentecost Day, Sunday, May 20. Red is the symbol of fire and ...
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The Guide for Watching the Royal Wedding

For a country that decided we didn't want a monarchy back in 1776, there are certainly many people who get ...
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שִׂמְחָה

Rabbi Richard Zionts of the Har-El Institute for Study and Worship in the Reform Tradition cordially invites the clergy and ...
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Ascension Day Eucharist Thursday, May 10

Join us for Ascension Day Eucharist on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. in the Firestone Chapel on the lower ...
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Know Your Vestry – Vince Heuring

Scientist. Entrepreneur. Author. Professor.  Each of these words could be used to describe Dr. Vince Heuring, a member of the ...
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Frederick Swann Honored

At the 2018 Commencement of The University of Redlands, Frederick Swann, our Organ Artist-in-Residence, was presented with an Honorary Doctorate ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes Summary for March 2018

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Summary of Minutes of Vestry Meeting Karns Administration Conference Room, March 19, 2018 A meeting of ...
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Rector to Take Sabbatical

Dear Friends, As I announced a few weeks ago, this summer, I’ll be taking a sabbatical. My last Sunday will ...
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New Members Initiated to Daughters of the King

The Daughters of the King at St. Margaret's held its annual installation of new members on Wednesday, April 18. This ...
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St. Margaret’s Cross on the Hill Vandalized

Earlier this week, the St. Margaret's Cross on the Hill was vandalized. The photo above was provided to St. Margaret's ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes Summary for February 2018

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Summary of Minutes of Vestry Meeting Karns Administration Conference Room, February 19, 2018 Senior Warden Jan ...
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Post-It Note Results for April

On Sunday, April 8, the Communications Committee posed its second "Post-It Note" question to the congregation at the 8 a.m ...
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Shoe Drive

Girl Scout Troop 774 is partnering with Angel Bins Shoe drive to collect shoes to help raise money for their ...
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End of Life Planning Workshop

Few things are more important than making certain that your assets are distributed as you wish at your death, or ...
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The Rt. Rev. C. Shannon Mallory

October Funeral Services Announced for Bishop Shannon Mallory

Memorial services for the Rt. Rev. Charles Shannon Mallory, 81, first bishop of the Diocese of Botswana and of the Diocese of El Camino ...
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Restorative Yoga Comes to St. Margaret’s

Just a few Sundays ago, Restorative Yoga came to St. Margaret's. This one-hour class is being offered on Sundays from ...
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Mother’s Day Outreach Program

It's Spring and time for some Spring Cleaning! If you have unwanted purses or handbags (in decent condition) that you ...
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Bishop Shannon Mallory dies

Bishop Shannon Mallory, former bishop of Botswana and later El Camino Real, assisting bishop in Long Island and Oklahoma, and ...
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Summer Volunteers Needed

As summer approaches and many of us leave and travel it leaves some big holes in our volunteer pool. If ...
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Don’t forget St. Margaret’s this summer!

If you can imagine such a thing, not every sticks around Palm Desert all summer for the 120º+ temperatures, closed ...
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Clothing Donations to Neighbors4Neighbors

Donations of clean gently used clothing are always appreciated! If you have items you would like to give away, please ...
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Know Your Vestry – Treasurer Guinevere (Guin) Kerstetter

At the Vestry meeting on March 19, the Vestry elected Guinevere (Guin) Kerstetter to the office of Treasurer, replacing Wally ...
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Pancake Breakfast – April 8

Please join us for a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to noon in Karns Hall. This ...
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Holy Week Worship Schedule

Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of life, we look forward to walking the way of ...
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Civility in the Abrahamic Tradition

On Tuesday, April 3, the Building Bridges ministry of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will present an interfaith community forum entitled, ...
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Maundy Thursday

You are invited to attend the Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. in Karns Hall. The ...
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Friday Noonday Recital – Frederick Swann

The final recital in the Noonday Recitals in Lent series will take place on Friday, March 23, at St. Margaret's ...
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The Rev. Canon Gary Hall

Language, Landscape, and the Idea of God

Camp Stevens Retreat Gary Hall May 11-13, 2018 “There are three things, basically, that I write about—language, landscape, and the ...
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Carol and Dan Rondeau, 2011

Dan Rondeau hospitalized

The Rev. Dan Rondeau, Associate Rector Emeritus at St. Margaret's, and current Vicar of St. Hugh of Lincoln in Idyllwild, ...
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