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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • McPherson Faith Directory

  • Below is a directory of churches and faith services in McPherson.
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  • First Presbyterian Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Pastor: The Rev. H. Dick Reynolds Jr.
    Staff: Youth director and family ministries — Brian Perry; office manager — Donnata Perry; financial secretary — Cindy Miller; organist — Connie Hoover; building and grounds — Paul Schultz; nursery manager — Brooklyn Lemons
    How long in the community: organized June 22, 1879; first building was dedicated June 1884 at the southeast corner of Elizabeth and Ash; second building was dedicated June 1916 at the southwest corner of Main and Sutherland; present building was dedicated Jan. 30, 1977 at 1400 N. Main St.
    Activities:
    • Wednesday activities include: 6 p.m. dinner for all; 6:30 p.m. classes for kindergarten through adults, nursery provided
    • Youth outings
    • Mission trips
    • Youth-led worship services
    • Church camp opportunities
    • Potluck meals four times a year
    • Local Mission opportunities include: Meals on Wheels, Loaves & Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank, Churches United in Ministry, Mt. Hope Sanctuary and CROP Walk
    Important Information
    Sunday service: 10 a.m.
    Additional services: Easter week services and Advent services
    Address: 1400 N. Main St.
    Phone: 620-241-1819
    Email: fpcmac@fpcmac.org
    Website: www.fpcmac.org
    McPherson Free Methodist Church
    About the church
    Pastors and staff: Deborah Somerville — senior pastor; Dallas Burgeson — associate pastor of worship and discipleship; Zach Fleming — pastor of student ministries; Dawn Young — middle school coordinator; P. Thomas Mayse — visitation and adult christian education; Jan O'Dell — children's ministry director; Beth Schimke — office manager.
    How long in the community: 134 years
    Ministries:
    • Sunday morning: Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m.; morning worship at 10:30 a.m. with live broadcast on KBBE 96.7 FM
    • Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; men's prayer groups on Saturdays; prayer team
    • Children through grade five: children's church (ages 3 through kindergarten) dismissed at 11 a.m. during morning worship; nursery during Sunday school and morning worship for newborns through 2-year-olds; MarketPlace at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for children ages 3 through grade five; PlayDates for children ages 3 through 5 at 9 a.m. Thursdays at the home of J. O'Dell, 310 N. Elm St.
    • JOLT! (middle school): 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and ReMix (high school): from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays. Both groups participate in age-appropriate activities, small groups, worship and a challenge from Scripture to help them in their lives beyond the walls of the church.
    • Adult ministries: Community groups that meet bi-weekly for fellowship and study in homes; friendship dinners for three to four households who meet for a meal once a month over three months; membership class once a year; Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University once or twice per year to assist families with money management and godly stewardship; Today's Women in God's Service (TWIGS) with Bible studies, service projects and retreats
    • Missions: Opportunities for service both at home and abroad; short-term trips and long-term relationships with other groups; support six families/individuals who serve in other parts of the world.
    • Community ministries: Outreach McPherson, serving people in the community in need of furniture, beds, appliances and other household items; benevolence aid, providing financial support for those needing assistance with rent, utilities and other needs; Set Free Movement, fighting human trafficking locally and globally; participation with local agencies, including the Ministerial Alliance, Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Omega House, Churches United in Ministry and Save N' Share.
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    Wheatland Baptist Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Independent Baptist
    Pastor: Terry Post
    How long in the community: 31 years
    Activities:
    • Regular family fellowships and activities
    • Youth group Bible study and activities
    • Wednesday evening "Frontline Club" for Youth
    • Young Marrieds' Fellowship
    Important Information
    Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service
    Additional service: 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study and prayer; 6:45 p.m. Frontline Club
    Address: 1139 McKinley, P.O. Box 99, McPherson
    Phone: 620-241-7100
    Email: tpost@cox.net
    Website: www.wheatlandbaptist.com

    McPherson Church of the Brethren
    About the church
    Denomination: Church of the Brethren
    Pastors: Jerry Bowen, Chris Whitacre, Kathryn Whitacre
    Staff: Janice Friesen, Ellen Gilbert, Kendra Flory, Becky Snell
    How long in the community: 126 years
    Activities: Kingdom Kids, youth groups, music, men's and women's fellowship, Bible school and Wednesday evening meal
    Important Information
    Sunday services: Sunday school 9 a.m.; worship 10:15 a.m.
    Address: 200 N. Carrie, McPherson
    Phone: 620-241-1109
    Email: maccob@macbrethren.org
    Website: www.macbrethren.org
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Roman Catholic
    Pastor: Father Hien Nguyen
    Staff: Linda Harger, parish bookkeeper; Summer Creed, receptionist
    How long in the community: Founded in 1879
    Activities:
    • Sponsors St. Joseph Catholic School; Peggy Bahr, principal; Jackie Loecker, hot lunch coordinator.
    Important information
    Services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays
    Additional services: confessions heard from 4:50 to 5:25 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 to 8:55 a.m. Sundays
    Address: 520 E. Northview Ave.
    Phone: 620-241-0821
    E-mail: office@stjosephmcpherson.com
    Website: www.stjosephmcpherson.com
    Crossroads Assembly of God
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    Denomination: Pentecostal
    Pastor: David Case
    Staff: David Case, Janelle Burgeson, Sharon Campbell
    How long in the community: Since 1982
    Activities: Crossroads is involved with: small groups, children's church, youth group, nursery, fellowship meals, All Schools Day picnic and games, mission trips, light for the Lost Steak Team. We support world missions, as well as local missions, such as Churches United in Ministry and The Omega Project halfway houses that focus on spiritual power for recovery from life controlling issues.
    Important Information
    Sunday services: Contemporary worship service 10:30 a.m.
    Additional services: Wednesday groups for all ages at 7 p.m.
    Address: 1064 14th Ave., McPherson 1.5 miles south of NCRA
    Phone: 620-241-8641
    Email: crossroadsmac@wildblue.net
    Website: www.crossroadsmac.org
    King's Hiway Baptist Church
    Denomination: Independent Baptist
    Pastor: Pastor Martin Coon
    Staff: none
    Activities: Patch the Pirate Kids Club — Sundays at 6 p.m. The church has a bus ministry and will pick you up.
    Sunday services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning service at 10:30 a.m.; evening service at 6 p.m.
    Additional services: Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays
    Address: 1491 N. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460 (The church is two blocks north of DQ)
    Phone: 620-241-7731
    Email: kingshiwaybaptist@gmail.com
    Website: www.kingshiwaybaptist.com
    First United Methodist Church
    About the church
    Denomination: United Methodist
    Pastors: Pastor Michael Marion, Pastor Karen Rice Ratzlaff and Pastor Darren Frazier (also high school youth coordinator)
    Staff: Lori Jantz — church secretary; Charlotte Becker — financial secretary; David Hobson — custodian; Pastor Harold Nelson — pastoral care; Sara Rice — middle school youth coordinator; Joyce Hall — senior organist; Amy Warner — lead organist; Nick Griggs — director of music; Lori Jantz — coordinator of children's ministries; Casey Stucky — VBS coordinator, Rich Zimmerman — pastoral care.
    How long in the community: since 1874
    Activities:
    • J.A.M. Jesus and Me, Wednesday evening fall and spring activities for children
    • Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
    • Circles of McPherson County (meetings conducted at First UMC)
    • Servant Evangelism Team (separate from Women's Circle Groups.)
    • Vacation Bible school (one week in June)
    • Children's choirs
    • Middle school youth group
    • High school youth group
    • Adult Bible studies
    • Wednesday evening church suppers
    • Sunday church school for all ages
    • Bell Choir
    • Chancel Choir
    • Prayer Ministry Team
    • Prayer Shawl Ministry Team
    • Faith Highway Express (taking trips to different places)
    • United Methodist Men
    • United Methodist Women
    • Women's circle groups; and the Servant Evangelism Team
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    Sunday services: 8 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 11 a.m. and Sunday church school at 10 a.m. for all ages.
    Address: 1200 E. Kansas Ave., P.O. Box 6, McPherson, KS 67460
    Phone: 620-241-3626
    Email: mcphersonfumc@sbcglobal.net
    Website: www.mcphersonfumc.org
    Countryside Covenant Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Evangelical Covenant Church
    Pastors: Jon Black, senior pastor; Tim Holgerson, pastor of worship arts; Joyce Norman, pastor of children and family ministries
    Staff: Jim Eaton, director of student ministries; Linda Totman, church administrator; Kim Goering, office assistant; Emily Lind, children's ministry assistant; Dena Holgerson, worship arts assistant.
    How long in the community: 132 years
    Activities:
    • Wednesday night program, Plugged In, for children ages 3 through fifth grade
    • Youth groups for students in grades six-12; middle school students meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; high school students meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays
    • Summer camping opportunities
    • Small groups for adults; Bible studies for men and women, service projects, retreats
    • FOCAS, Fellowship of Christian Adults, singles ministry
    • MISC Group, senior adults
    • Celebrate Recovery at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, a 12-step program for persons with addictive behaviors
    • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet the second and fourth Tuesday mornings during the school year
    Important Information
    Sunday services: 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Summer schedule May 26 to Sept. 1, one service only at 9:30 a.m.
    Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. during the months of September through May
    Address: 940 E. Northview Road
    Phone: 620-241-4499
    Email: jon@csidecov.org
    Website: www.covchurch.org
    New Gottland Evangelical Covenant Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Evangelical Covenant Church
    Pastor: The Rev. Richard Skar
    How long in the community: 120 years
    Activities:
    • Senior adult fellowship on third Monday of the month at noon
    • Women's ministry on the first Monday of the month
    • Huddle4Men on first Wednesday of the month
    • Family fellowship activities on third Sunday of the month
    • New Gottland Community Hymn Sing on fifth Sunday of any month
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    Sunday services: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m.
    Additions service: Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday
    Address: 1700 Pawnee Road, McPherson
    Phone: 620-654-3690
    Church of Christ
    About the Church
    Church of Christ (nondenominational)
    Pulpit minister: Gary Witcher Youth minister: Ryan McNally
    Staff: Secretary — Julie Bruns
    How long in the community: before 1890 in Groveland, moved to McPherson in 1917
    Activities:
    • Retreats for men, women, families
    • Third through 12th grade "Leadership Training for Christ"
    • Numerous youth activities
    • Mission works supported in Brazil, Honduras, South Africa, Nigeria and Austria
    • Mission trips to Honduras
    • Mission trips to Manuelito Navajo Children's Home in Gallup, N.M.
    • "Habitat for Humanity" construction
    Important Information
    We are a nondenominational church striving to follow the simple New Testament pattern. Love for God and for one another is evident by the simple and biblical approach to worship and service. As a congregation, our mission is to glorify God through outreach, serving others and edifying one another.
    Sunday services: Bible class at 9:30 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m.; evening service 5:30 p.m.
    Additional services: Monday Men's Bible study at 7 p.m.; Wednesday Ladies' Bible study at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
    Address: 700 E. Ave. A
    Phone: 620-241-0088
    Email: julie@mcphersoncoc.org
    Website: http://www.mcphersoncoc.org
     
    Calvary Baptist Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Southern Baptist
    Pastor: Dan Cate
    Staff: Melinda Green
    How long in the community: 57 years
    Activities:   
    • Super Church for ages kindergarten through fifth grade during Sunday morning service
    • Youth (sixth through 12th grade) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays
    Important Information
    Sunday services: Sunday school for all ages from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
    Morning worship at 10:30 a.m. (toddler/preschool and baby nurseries provided)
    Additional service: Wednesday night prayer service from 7 to 8 p.m.
    Address: 1200 E. Avenue A
    Page 6 of 10 - Phone: 620-241-4316
    Email: calvarybcsecretary@yahoo.com
    Website: calvarybaptistmcpherson.org
     
    New Hope Church
    New Hope is a non-denominational, evangelical church at 501 Wickersham. Our phone number is 245- 0303. The church moved into its facility in fall 2008 but has been meeting in this community since December 2003.
    New Hope’s pastors are Pastor Jim Keil, senior pastor, and Pastor George Bocox, associate pastor. The church’s staff includes Sharla Jost, director of children’s ministry; Cameron Ensz, director of student ministry; Gelene Neff, receptionist; Connie Brossard, office secretary; and Marge Percival, finance administrator.
    The church’s email address is office@newhopemcpherson.com and its website is www.newhopemcpherson.com
    The church has Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Our summer schedule begins May 26 with one service at 10 a.m. and no Sunday school for the summer.
    In addition, there are regular programs for students (middle school at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, high school at 6:30 p.m. Sundays, elementary (school-year only) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and for adults (through small groups), as well as mission trips, and fellowship times.
     
    First Baptist Church
    About the church
    Denomination: American Baptist
    Pastors: Interim pastor Terry Tareila; youth pastor Nathan Metcalf.
    Staff: Office administrator/secretary Patty Eccles, custodian Bill Fuqua
    How long in the community: Since 1872
    Activities
    • Awana Club — Program for children 4 years though sixth grade, Puggles age 2 and 3 years, during the school year
    • Children's Choir — ages 3 through 12th grade, through the school year
    • Youth Ministry for sixth through 12th grades — numerous activities
    • College age ministry
    • T.A.B.S. (The American Baptist Seniors) Activities for Adult Seniors
    • Vacation Bible School in the summer
    • Sonshine Preschool — a Christian preschool
    • Mission trips
    • Bible studies
    • Adult Choir
    • Prayer
    • Small groups
    • Financial Peace
    Important Information
    Sunday services: 8:30 a.m. traditional service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school (all ages), 11 a.m. contemporary service
    Address: 600 E. Marlin
    Phone: 241-6400
     
    First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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    About the church
    The First Christian Church (FCC) was founded in 1875 and is one of 3,700 congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We are a multi-generational church. Our worship is a blend of classic and contemporary worship practices and music. Practical and tangible expressions of unity and hospitality among all God’s children are the heart and soul of our faith and worship. We seek to be a faithful and growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice. FCC believes in you and your community. If you want to believe in and be a part of something bigger than yourself, you are warmly and wholeheartedly invited to come and become a part of our family.  
    Important Information
    Worship and ministry opportunities
    • Adult worship and children’s: Sundays 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided)
    • Rock Solid Kids Children’s Ministry (4 years through sixth grade): Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. during school year
    • High and middle school groups: during school year
    • Bible study, small groups, prayer groups, mission groups: arranged with coordinators
    Address: 101 S. Walnut, McPherson, KS 67460
    Phone: 241-1390
    Email: fccmac@swbell.net
    Website: fccmac.com
     
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Trinity Lutheran Church)
    Pastor: Tim Leaf
    Staff: Jerry Grant, office manager; Chantel Warren‚ finance manager; Mike McCue, custodian; Rochelle Calhoun, organist/pianist; Sammie Hernandez, Trinity choir director; Lisa Simmelink. handbell and youth choir director; Bernita Richards, visitation coordinator; Erma Mowbray, Trinity news editor; Mary Ann Conyers, Wednesday night coordinator
    How long in the community: Celebrated our 130th anniversary Feb. 22, 2011
    Activities:
    • Youth and adult Sunday school, youth and adult choirs n Wednesday church family night n Youth and adult hand bell ringers n Middle school and high school youth groups n Fellowship Club n Lemonade Concert n Prayer Team n Communion Ministry (in home and chapel Communion at church) n WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church) includes War & Peace Quilters. n Senior citizens singles group n Men’s Bible study n Women’s Bible study n Prayer Shawl Ministry n Tai chi classes n Trinity regularly hosts the Bloodmobile, election polling site and provides space for Boy Scouts. n Trinity annually performs the Epiphany Festival for the community.
    Important Information
    Page 8 of 10 - Trinity supports missions such as Lutheran World Hunger, Lutheran Disaster Response, Bethany College, ELCA missionaries and the local Churches United in Ministry
    Sunday services: 10:15 a.m. (summer worship time 10:00 a.m. June 2 through Sept. 1) Sunday school at 9 a.m.
    Additional Service: mid-week services during Lent, Christmas Eve services
    Address: 119 N. Elm
    Phone: 620-241-0424
    Email: trinitymac@sbcglobal.net
    Website: trinitylutheranmcpherson.org
     
    First Mennonite Church
    About the church
    First Mennonite Church of McPherson is an Anabaptist-Mennonite congregation “called to follow Jesus Christ by worshipping God, living as a caring community, and sharing God’s good news by serving others and making disciples of Christ.” The congregation’s vision statement reflects the holistic Christian ministry — worship, fellowship and mission. We strive to follow Jesus in meaningful ways in the 21st century.
    Denomination: Mennonite Church USA
    Pastor: The Rev. Kathy Neufeld Dunn
    Staff: secretary — Laura Hale; custodian —  Jerry Friesen
    How long in the community: Founded in 1945; Mennonites trace our origins to the Anabaptist movement of the Radical Reformation in 16th century Europe.
    Activities: Small groups meet regularly for fellowship, prayer and Bible study. In fall and spring, the church offers Wednesday evening Faith Focus study for adults; children join the Church of the Brethren for “Kingdom Kids.” Handbell choir practices Wednesday evenings. Quilters gather 9-11 a.m. Thursdays.
    Summer activities include church camp for children and youth at Camp Mennoscah, near Murdock.
    Joint Mennonite-Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School is the first week of June. Our members are very active in the community, assisting with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and our newest community ministry, the ReUse It Center, a recycled building materials shop at 1060 W. Kansas Ave.
    Important Information
    Sunday worship: 10:40 a.m.
    Address: 1161 E Avenue A, McPherson, KS 67460
    Phone: 620-241-4040
    Email: firstmennonitemac@gmail.com
    Website: www.firstmennonitechurchmcpherson.org
     
    New Life Foursquare Gospel Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Foursquare Gospel
    Pastors: Senior Pastors Chuck and Andrea Baker
    Assisting pastor: Jayson and Mary Thurston
    Staff: Julie Rohret — worship minister
    How long in the community: since 1950
    Activities:
    • Children, adults and youth camps
    • Jail ministry
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    Sunday services: breakfast 9 a.m.; worship 10 a.m.
    Additional services: Hour of Power (Bible study for all ages): 7 p.m. Wednesdays; men's prayer breakfast 7 a.m. first Saturday of month; fifth Sunday sing (on the months that have a fifth Sunday)
    Address: 811 N. Ash St., McPherson, KS 67460
    Phone: 620-241-7771
    Email: pastorbaker@hotmail.com
     
    Seventh-Day Adventist Church
    About the church
    Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
    Pastor: Jerry Nowack
    Elder: Engel Yoder
    How long in the community: 37 years
    Important information
    Sabbath services: 2 p.m. Saturday
    Worship service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
    Prayer meeting: 6:30 p.m. Monday
    Address: 200 S. Walnut, P.O. Box 563, McPherson, KS 67460
    Phone: church 241-0036, alternate phone 785-212-0011
    Website: http://mcpherson22.adventistchurchconnect.org
     
    New Gottland Lutheran Church ELCA
    About the church
                    
    We are a grace-based community of faith who seeks to live out our baptismal calling to tell the good news of Jesus Christ. We do this through worship, fellowship, community service and hosting events for the community.
    Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
    Pastor: Reverend Harry Grinstad
    Staff: Janet Johnson — secretary; Howard Huber — custodian
    How long in the community: 140 years
    Activities:      
    • Church school for toddlers through teens
    • Bible study Tuesday evenings
    • Women of the ELCA meeting monthly
    • Youth group meets twice monthly
    • Vacation Bible School in June in cooperation with the New Gottland Covenant Church
    • Independence Day celebration in July
    • Talents Galore! — An art, bake sale and craft bazaar in October
    Important information  
    Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day; 9:30 a.m. during the summer
    Additional service: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise and Christmas
    Address: 1822 17th Ave.
    Phone: 620-654-3421
     
    St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
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    Denomination: Episcopalian
    Pastor: Fr. Laird MacGregor, rector
    How long in the community: The Episcopal Church has had a continuous presence in McPherson since the 1880s
    Activities: St. Anne's sponsors the annual Hog Heaven BBQ feed on its lawn before, during and after the All Schools Day parade. The church also sponsors a Pancake Feed on Shrove Tuesday each year, and is involved in various outreach ministries, including Churches United in Ministry, the McPherson County Food Bank. Loaves and Fishes and others as needs arise.
     Important information
    Worship: 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays
    Additional services: Evening prayer, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Others at various times throughout the year.
    Address: South Main and Sutherland streets
    Phone: 620-241-0298
    Email: Lstanmac@gmail.com
    Website: stannesmac.org
     
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    About the church               
    Denomination: United Church of Christ
    Pastor: Interim Lay Pastor Charles Prather
    How long in community: 1881 (Organization of the McPherson First Congregational Church was started with a meeting in the home of Harrison Bowker on May 15, 1873, and completed with the adoption of a constitution in September of that year. Meetings were first conducted in the Bowker General Store.  The first building was dedicated in 1881. The current building, on the same location after the previous building had been destroyed in a fire in January 1924, was dedicated in January 1925.) The church joined with the United Church of Christ in the early 1970s.
    Activities: Thanksgiving dinner and Easter breakfast, meditation garden, book studies, guest speakers, Food Bank, May Day basement sale
    Important information
    Worship services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
    Additional services: 9 a.m. Sunday adult class
    Address: 224 S. Maple
    Phone: 620-241-0809 or 620-755-3408
    Email: diannalcarter@gmail.com
    Website: Mac1stcongucc.com
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