Notices for 17th June

Thursday 28th June, The Memorial service for Michael Screech is at All Souls College Chapel, at 11am, followed by a reception. All are welcome.

 KAMA Oxford. Are you able to help Isabel in with the setup costs of this work with refugees and asylum seekers. You can give via https://gf.me/u/iwupuv contact oxford.kama@gmail.com for more details

8th July at 6pm, Georgie is celebrating her 20th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood with a Sung Eucharist.

 The Church of England and RC Church have joined forces to help people identify & report modern slavery in UK in releasing  the Safe Car Wash App: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/drivers-urged-to-join-the-effort-against-modern-slavery-in-hand-car-washes/

To help those looking at Social Activities at St Margaret’s Church, could you spend 5 minutes to fill in this survey @ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XMFDB3M

If you wish to complete a paper version please contact Tom.

Keep the date! This year we will be celebrating our patronal festival on Sunday, July 15. Following the Parish Eucharist there will be the traditional shared lunch in the Vicarage garden (church if wet)

Sunday, July 1st 6pm Choral Evensong giving thanks for our choristers who are off to college or university. If you wish to come to the meal after the service please sign up on the sheet at back of the Church or email Michele crawford.smith22@btinternet.com

We are planning Confirmation Classes, please let Andrew or Tom know if you or a family member wishes to be confirmed this Autumn.

St Giles’ have challenged St Margaret’s to a cricket game on 8th July at St Edward’s School after the 10:30am service. Let Tom know or sign up at the back of Church.

The number of newly-stitched kneelers for St. Margaret’s is gradually growing.  However, we would like to step up our output!  We meet monthly to sew together and if you would like to join our group please email kneelers@stmargaretsoxford.org.

 We are looking for a Children’s Worker – could this be you or someone you know?  See https://wp.me/P7TDNT-zL for more details.

Would you be prepared to help with catering at St. Margaret’s social events?  Speak to Kathryn, Michèle or Samantha for more information.

Do you shop on line?

Do you want to generate funds for St. Margaret’s as you shop?

Register @ https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmargaretsoxford/ and add to the £1000+ raised already.

 

Are you able to edit our weekly pewsheet? If so, please let Tom know

 

 

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina, Margaret Holmes, Polly,

Anne Screech, Joan Johnson, Clare Weiner, Beth Fairbairn, Jean Field

RIP

Michael Screech (1/6/2018)

Year’s mind:

Mary Smith (17/6/2009), Philip Jaggard (18/6/2008), Les Baldwin (21/6/2001), John Gould (23/6/2007)

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Notices for 10th June

‘Remember, you were slaves in the land of Egypt’ (OT reading last Sunday)

Employment law probably falls into the category of ‘good rules’ – to use the words of last week’s address. The Church of England and RC Church have joined forces to help people identify & report modern slavery in UK in releasing  the Safe Car Wash App: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/drivers-urged-to-join-the-effort-against-modern-slavery-in-hand-car-washes/

To help those looking at Social Activities at St Margaret’s Church, could you spend 5 minutes to fill in this survey @ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XMFDB3M

If you wish to complete a paper version please contact Tom.

Keep the date! This year we will be celebrating our patronal festival on Sunday, July 15. Following the Parish Eucharist there will be the traditional shared lunch in the Vicarage garden (church if wet). Nearer the time there will be a list at the back of church to get an idea of numbers and the food being planned but in the meanwhile make sure the date is in your diaries.

 Sunday, July 1st 6pm Choral Evensong giving thanks for our choristers who are off to college or university. If you wish to come to the meal after the service please sign up on the sheet at back of the Church or email Michele crawford.smith22@btinternet.com

We are planning Confirmation Classes, please let Andrew or Tom know if you or a family member wishes to be confirmed this Autumn.

St Giles’ have challenged St Margaret’s to a cricket game on 8th July at St Edward’s School after the 10:30am service. Let Tom know or sign up at the back of Church.

The number of newly-stitched kneelers for St. Margaret’s is gradually growing.  However, we would like to step up our output!  We meet monthly to sew together and if you would like to join our group please email kneelers@stmargaretsoxford.org.

We are looking for a Children’s Worker – could this be you or someone you know?  See https://wp.me/P7TDNT-zL for more details.

Would you be prepared to help with catering at St. Margaret’s social events?  Speak to Kathryn, Michèle or Samantha for more information.

Do you shop on line?

Do you want to generate funds for St. Margaret’s as you shop?

Register @ https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmargaretsoxford/ and add to the £1000+ raised already.

Are you able to edit our weekly pewsheet? If so, please let Tom know

 Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina, Margaret Holmes, Polly,

Anne Screech, Joan Johnson, Clare Weiner, Beth Fairbairn, Jean Field

RIP

Michael Screech (1/6/2018)

Year’s mind:

Neil McShane (4/6/2013), Richard Tolson (10/6/2006), Beryl Padfield (13/6/2000), Simon Price (14/6/2011)

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Notices for 31st December

Saturday 6th January 2018: Epiphany Communion: 6:00 pm at St Giles

Saturday 6th January 2018: Twelfth Night Feast at St Giles: Doors Open: 7 pm – directly after the Epiphany Communion at 6 pm. Supper/Auction of Promises/Entertainments – in aid of our Roof Repair Fundraising Appeal. Tickets (including supper and wine): £15 (under 18s free!)

Sunday 7th January 2018: Epiphany Carol Service: 6:00 pm at St Margaret’s

Holy Week 2018 is going to be a special time for the Benefice, as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put 25th March to 1st April in your diary. There will be our regular pattern of services and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

Michèle is glad to hear from anyone who would like to join St. Margaret’s flower rota. If you would like more information, please speak to Michèle who is also happy to give individual help and support to anyone who would like to try but feels that they lack experience or confidence!

We are considering having St Margaret’s as a venue for Art Weeks next May. The idea would be to have a community event, with people showing their artwork – paintings, pottery, knitting, quilt work – whatever they do – on a non-selling basis. If we did this it is possible that one or two professional artists would join as “add ons” to be main event, and they would make their work available for sale.

Is anyone interested in being part of the community event? The idea is to have an exhibition that we enjoy, professional standards are not required. We would also need some volunteers to be in the Church when the event is on, possibly to serve tea and cakes to visitors.

There is now a community notice board in the porch for advertising items wanted or for sale, holiday accommodation etc. Items for the notices or pewsheet should be handed to Michael Brooker or emailed to smnotices@gmail.com by 12:00 pm on Thursday.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic, Beth Fairbairn, Chris Taberham, Joan Johnson.

Year’s mind: Ramsey Bronk (31/12/2007), William Alexander “Alec” Faulkner (1/1/2006), Marjorie Winifred Weiner (4/1/2003)

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Notices for Sunday, 12 November 2017

Today is Remembrance Sunday and following the 10:30am service, there will be an act of remembrance at the War Memorial just outside the church.

Today after the 10:30 service there will be a Sale of produce including marmalades, jams and jellies. Proceeds from these sales have provided, as well as other items: the St Margaret’s pinnies, first used at the reception after the Confirmation; the sets of crockery, cutlery, wine glasses and tumblers used for meals and parties; children’s cassocks and various storage folders and boxes.

Please support the Sales and help us to use our Autumn produce constructively!

Thursday Lunchtime Talks continue in St Giles’ Church, on Thursday 16 November at 12:30pm. The theme is Building Community. This week’s topic is Creating a Community of Different Faiths, with speaker Bruce Gillingham. During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances.

Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm in St. Giles’: Pete Oxley and Nick Meier Quartet “The Colours of Time” jazz concert. Tickets: £15/£12/£5. See leaflets for full details of all the Concerts.

For the past few years we have organised a cleaning of St Margaret’s church just before Advent. We would like to get this in hand for this year, so the date for the clean-up has been set for Sunday 26 November, immediately after the 10:30am service. We are now looking for volunteers to carry out the necessary cleaning. If you would like to take part, please let Andrew or Tom know.

We need to know so that we have a good idea of what might be possible to achieve. A simple bread, soup and cheese lunch will be provided for those taking part.

Saturday 2 December, 7:30pm at Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road: Benefit concert in aid of The Archway Foundation. Moonrakers, an Oxford-based group of four musicians, some from the classical and some from the folk tradition (www.moonrakers.net) will perform a full concert and will be joined by Russian singer Tatiana Soloviova for a short set of Russian folk songs. Tickets £10 on the door or by reservation from 01865 769206. The Archway Foundation is an Oxford-based charity working with lonely, socially isolated and marginalized people.

Christmas is approaching; there are less than two months to go. So, Andrew would like to invite you to help one another in the process of choosing gifts by offering your views on books that you think others might enjoy reading.

A table has been set up at the west end of St Margaret’s on which books will be placed which we have found an enjoyable or informative read. If you are willing to place a book on the table, please write one paragraph as to why you enjoyed the book. The books will be returned to their owners at the end of November.

The Gatehouse is appealing for donations for Christmas presents for the homeless and vulnerably housed again this year. We hope for new donations of underpants, socks, hats, gloves, scarves and bars of chocolate.

The Gatehouse’s community Christmas present wrapping event is due to be held on Wednesday 20 December 11:00am-3:00pm at St Giles Parish Rooms, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT. Everyone is welcome, including children (with a responsible adult). Donations can be delivered to the same address between 4:00-7:00pm Monday-Friday and 3:00-6:00pm on Sunday.

Sacristan teams: both the Sunday morning services’ (8:00am & 10:30am) sacristan teams are looking for someone to join them. For more details contact Tom Albinson.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne & Mike Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic.

RIP: Gillian Brunning

Year’s mind: Baldir Garewal (12/11/2012), Davy Pena (13/11/2008), Colin Saxton (13/11/2013), Donald O’Callaghan (15/11/2007), Joan Spencer (16/11/2005), Margaret Jean Denman (18/11/2004)

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Yours,

Andrew.

Sunday Morning

This Sunday (12th November) is Remembrance Sunday and following the 10:30am service, there will be an act of remembrance at the War Memorial just outside the church.

During the service itself, the address will be given by Tricia Brant about the work she is doing in our community in association with Age UK. Please do come and listen to what she has to say about building a sense of community amongst the older members of our community. She will be around immediately after the service if you want to ask her questions.

Yours,

Andrew.

Pre-Advent cleaning of St Margaret’s

For the past few years we have organised a cleaning of St Margaret’s church just before Advent. We would like to get this in hand for this year, so the date for the clean-up has been set for Sunday 26th November, immediately after the 10:30am service. We are now looking for volunteers to carry out the necessary cleaning.

If you would like to take part, please can you let myself or Tom know. We need to know so that we have a good idea of what might be possible to achieve. A simple bread, soup and cheese lunch will be provided for those taking part.

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for Sunday, 5 November 2017

Today and next Sunday after the 10:30 service there will be a Sale of produce including marmalades, jams and jellies.  Proceeds from these sales have provided, as well as other items: the St Margaret’s pinnies, first used at the reception after the Confirmation; the sets of crockery, cutlery, wine glasses and tumblers used for meals and parties; children’s cassocks and various storage folders and boxes.

Please support the Sales and help us to use our Autumn produce constructively!

 Today, 6:30pm – All Souls’ Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance (Fauré Requiem) at St Giles’. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for you to add the names of anyone you would like to be remembered at this service.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks continue in St Giles’ Church, on Thursday 9 November at 12:30pm.  The theme is Building Community.  This week’s topic is Grenfell: Why we need a Parish Church, with speaker Alan Everett.  During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances.

Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm in St. Giles’: Pete Oxley and Nick Meier Quartet “The Colours of Time” jazz concert.  Tickets: £15/£12/£5.  See leaflets for full details of all the Concerts.

Saturday 2 December, 7:30pm at Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road: Benefit concert in aid of The Archway Foundation.  Moonrakers, an Oxford-based group of four musicians, some from the classical and some from the folk tradition (www.moonrakers.net) will perform a full concert and will be joined by Russian singer Tatiana Soloviova for a short set of Russian folk songs.  Tickets £10 on the door or by reservation from 01865 769206.  The Archway Foundation is an Oxford-based charity working with lonely, socially isolated and marginalized people.

Christmas is approaching; there are less than two months to go.

Many of us will probably be thinking about what presents we can buy for people and some of these may be books that we have enjoyed reading ourselves over the past year.  So, Andrew would like to invite you to help one another in this process by offering your views on books that you think others might enjoy reading.

He will be setting up a table at the west end of St Margaret’s on which books will be placed which we have found an enjoyable or informative read.  If you are willing to place a book on the table, please write one paragraph as to why you enjoyed the book.  The books will be returned to their owners at the end of November.

 Many thanks – Andrew hopes this is an idea which will be fun.

The Gatehouse is appealing for donations for Christmas presents for the homeless and vulnerably housed again this year.  We hope for new donations of underpants (90% of users are male) socks, hats, gloves, scarves and bars of chocolate.  This means that hopefully we will be able to give each user of the project at least one Christmas present in 2017 (we are currently averaging 385 visits a week). Donations can be delivered to the same address between 4:00-7:00pm Monday-Friday and 3:00-6:00pm on Sunday.

Sacristan teams: both the Sunday morning services’ (8:00am & 10:30am) sacristan teams are looking for someone to join them.  For more details contact Tom Albinson.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic.

Year’s mind: Denis Minayev (5/11/2013), Dilys Amy Clark (11/11/2003), Baldir Garewal (12/11/2012)

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Notices for 1st October

Today, 7:00pm at The Anchor on Polstead Road: Priest and Pints – feel free to drop in for a chat.  More details from tomalbinson@gmail.com.

Today, 3:00pm in St. Giles: Animal Service.

Thursday 5 October, 1:45pm in St. Margaret’s Church: Thursday Afternoon Singers – Free of charge including tea and coffee afterwards.  Simply turn up at 1:45 – entrance via the Lady Chapel door to the right of the main entrance.

Saturday 7 October, 10am SAMs is back, this month’s theme is Noah. Please do come and join in the craft.

Sunday 8 October, 10:30am in St. Margaret’s: Confirmation Service.  Please pray for Dan, Claire, Joe, Iva and Alex as they prepare.  There are several road closures in Oxford on 8 October – details at https://goo.gl/B5sGfQ to aid your journey planning.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks start in St Giles’ Church, on Thursday 12 October at 12:30pm.  The theme is Building Community, beginning with The Dynamics and Psychology of Building Community – Speaker: Anne Holmes.  During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances.  This promises to be a fascinating set of talks, giving us insights from present (Grenfell Tower) and past (Indian Partition) and local situations.  See the poster for full details of all the talks.

Saturday 14 October in, 7:30pm in St. Giles’: David Gordon Trio speaks Latin jazz concert.  Tickets: £15/£12/£5.  See leaflets for full details of all the Concerts.

 The Gatehouse is appealing for donations for Christmas presents for the homeless and vulnerably housed again this year.  We hope for new donations of underpants (90% of users are male) socks, hats, gloves, scarves and bars of chocolate.  This means that hopefully we will be able to give each user of the project at least one Christmas present in 2017 (we are currently averaging 385 visits a week).

The Gatehouse’s community Christmas present wrapping event is due to be held on Wednesday 20 December 11:00am-3:00pm at St Giles Parish Rooms, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT.  Everyone is welcome, including children (with a responsible adult).  No need to book, just turn up to help!  Donations can be delivered to the same address between 4:00-7:00pm Monday-Friday and 3:00-6:00pm on Sunday.

Thank you in anticipation of your support, the project really couldn’t operate without the support of the community.

Sacristan teams: both the Sunday morning services’ (8:00am & 10:30am) sacristan teams are looking for someone to join them.  For more details contact Tom Albinson.

St. Margaret’s has now raised nearly £1000 from Easyfundraising as a result of purchases made by the members of St. Margaret’s who have registered – thank you!  This is a painless way to generate funds for St. Margaret’s when you shop online at a wide range of stores, book flights or holidays or purchase services such as insurance – please consider registering.  More details from kathryn.bunch@npeu.ox.ac.uk or take a flyer from the porch.

There is now a community notice board in the porch for advertising items wanted or for sale, holiday accommodation etc.  Items for the notices or pewsheet should be handed to Michael Brooker or emailed to smnotices@gmail.com by 12:00 pm on Thursday.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic, Norman, Pat.

Year’s mind: Jack Faber (5/10/2015), Michael Blackler (6/10/2012)

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Notices for Sunday 20th August

Activities this summer, all starting in St. Margaret’s, 10:00am-12:00pm:

  • Wednesday 23 August: Crafts
  • Friday 25 August: Nature Trail
  • Wednesday 30 August: Sports
  • Friday 1 September: Picnic

More info from: tom@stmargaretsoxford.org.

The annual sponsored Ride and Stride in aid of Oxfordshire historic churches will be on Saturday 9 September.  Please let Eve Barsham know (telephone 01865 511598) if you would like to take part as a cyclist, walker, welcomer or sponsor.  Details are at the back of church.  Half of the money we raise can go to St. Margaret’s.

We will be having an afternoon of music making on Sunday 17 September (with a rehearsal on Sunday 10 September), in memory of Anthony Aston Smith.  We’ll be performing Purcell’s Come ye sons of art and some other items.  If you would like to take part, please contact Samantha Schad (samantha.schad@oup.com).  Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome!

Michèle is glad to hear from anyone who would like to join St. Margaret’s flower rota.  If you would like more information, please speak to Michèle who is also happy to give individual help and support to anyone who would like to try but feels that they lack experience or confidence!

Calling young Oxford writers!  Writers in Oxford is running a competition for writers aged 18-30: 500 words on the theme, ‘Inspired by Oxford.’  £1,000 in cash prizes, closing date 1 September 2017.  See www.writersinoxford.org/the-wio-young-oxfordshire-writers-competition.

Wednesday 23 August, 4:00-6:00pm in the League of Friends Café, Level 2 of the main John Radcliffe Building: the hospital chaplaincy team is holding an Open Afternoon to welcome friends from the local community and representatives of the churches and faith groups.  You are most welcome to come along to find out more about our work in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Sir Michael Sobell House, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Horton Hospital at Banbury.

Sacristan teams: both the Sunday morning services’ (8:00am & 10:30am) sacristan teams are looking for someone to join them.  For more details contact Tom Albinson.

St. Margaret’s has now raised over £900 from Easyfundraising as a result of purchases made by the members of St. Margaret’s who have registered – thank you!  This is a painless way to generate funds for St. Margaret’s when you shop online at a wide range of stores, book flights or holidays or purchase services such as insurance – please consider registering.  More details from kathryn.bunch@npeu.ox.ac.uk or take a flyer from the porch.

The Archway Foundation is an Oxford-based charity working with lonely, socially isolated and marginalized people.  It is organising a training workshop at Headington Baptist Church on Saturday 23 September from 9:30am and finishing at 12:30pm.  It is on the theme of “The Loneliness of Loss” and it will be offering guidance on the pastoral support of those experiencing loneliness and isolation.  There is no charge but a donation to help cover the cost of the day would be appreciated.  Booking is essential.  For further details please email ray@archwayfoundation.org.uk.

There is now a community notice board in the porch for advertising items wanted or for sale, holiday accommodation etc.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic, Hilda Langwec.

Year’s mind: Annette Series (21/8/2013), Roger Birchall (22/8/2010), Phyllis Friend (23/8/1999), Anne Yates (27/8/2000)

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Notices for Sunday, 13 August 2017

Activities this summer, all starting in St. Margaret’s, 10:00am-12:00pm:

Wednesday 23 August: Crafts

Friday 25 August: Sports

Wednesday 30 August: Nature Trail

Friday 1 September: Picnic

More info from: tom@stmargaretsoxford.org.

We will be having an afternoon of music making on Sunday 17 September (with a rehearsal on Sunday 10 September), in memory of Anthony Aston Smith.  We’ll be performing Purcell’s Come ye sons of art and some other items.  If you would like to take part, please contact Samantha Schad (samantha.schad@oup.com).  Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome!

Michèle is glad to hear from anyone who would like to join St. Margaret’s flower rota.  If you would like more information, please speak to Michèle who is also happy to give individual help and support to anyone who would like to try but feels that they lack experience or confidence!

Calling young Oxford writers!  Writers in Oxford is running a competition for writers aged 18-30: 500 words on the theme, ‘Inspired by Oxford.’  £1,000 in cash prizes, closing date 1 September 2017.  See www.writersinoxford.org/the-wio-young-oxfordshire-writers-competition.

The Gatehouse is currently short on volunteers.  Can you spare a few hours to volunteer?  The Gatehouse is open 5:00-7:00pm on Mon-Fri and 4:00-6:00pm on Sundays.  If you can, please contact admin@oxfordgatehouse.org.

Wednesday 23 August, 4:00-6:00pm in the League of Friends Café, Level 2 of the main John Radcliffe Building: the hospital chaplaincy team is holding an Open Afternoon to welcome friends from the local community and representatives of the churches and faith groups.  You are most welcome to come along to find out more about our work in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Sir Michael Sobell House, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Horton Hospital at Banbury.

Sacristan teams: both the Sunday morning services’ (8:00am & 10:30am) sacristan teams are looking for someone to join them.  For more details contact Tom Albinson.

St. Margaret’s has now raised over £900 from Easyfundraising as a result of purchases made by the members of St. Margaret’s who have registered – thank you!  This is a painless way to generate funds for St. Margaret’s when you shop online at a wide range of stores, book flights or holidays or purchase services such as insurance – please consider registering.  More details from kathryn.bunch@npeu.ox.ac.uk or take a flyer from the porch.

The Archway Foundation is an Oxford-based charity working with lonely, socially isolated and marginalized people.  It is organising a training workshop at Headington Baptist Church on Saturday 23 September from 9:30am and finishing at 12:30pm.  It is on the theme of “The Loneliness of Loss” and it will be offering guidance on the pastoral support of those experiencing loneliness and isolation.  There is no charge but a donation to help cover the cost of the day would be appreciated.  Booking is essential.  For further details please email ray@archwayfoundation.org.uk.

There is now a community notice board in the porch for advertising items wanted or for sale, holiday accommodation etc.  Items for the notices or pewsheet should be handed to Michael Brooker or emailed to smnotices@gmail.com by 12:00 pm on Thursday.

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