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[From the Morning Call, 3:08 p.m.] Police and Bethlehem Area School District have yet to find evidence that there was a potential threat at Liberty High School this afternoon, Superintendent Joseph Roy said. Liberty was having a “perfectly normal day” until police contacted the school saying they received a 911 call about a potential security threat at Liberty, Roy said. Liberty staff did not observe any threat or incident and did not contact police, Roy said. “There was never an incident or threat that was seen inside the school,” Roy said. “The only reason Liberty knew to be on lockdown is because the police called.” The district confirmed earlier this afternoon that students were safe and there were no injuries. (http://buff.ly/1gBlGs8)
Police and Bethlehem Area School District have yet to find evidence that there was a potential threat at Liberty High School this afternoon, Superintendent Joseph Roy said.
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Announcing the New Hope in Pictures blog by Archdeacon Howard Stringfellow. You can find it here: http://diobeth.typepad.com/new_hope_in_pictures/
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Announcing the New Hope in Pictures blog by Archdeacon Howard Stringfellow. You can find it here: http://diobeth.typepad.com/new_hope_in_pictures/
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Read the latest update from Fr. John Major for the Diobeth’s Disaster Relief & Community Resiliency Committee: [http://buff.ly/1jictdX]
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Church Agencies Unite to Support South Sudan Relief and Recovery

The Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA), the humanitarian wing of the Episcopal Church in South Sudan & Sudan (ECSSS), is supplying food, water and medical care to people displaced by the conflict currently enveloping the world’s newest nation. Episcopal Relief & Development is providing technical assistance and financial support to SUDRA, and serving as the key liaison for a group of Anglican Communion organizations supporting the relief and recovery work.

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Meet Bishop Sean Rowe! Here's a video on our Vimeo site from Canticle Communications: https://vimeo.com/86643828
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“The Transfiguration,” a sermon-length liturgical “chancel opera” by Susan Hulsman Bingham based on the New Testament story of the transfiguration of Jesus, will be presented during the 8am and 10:15am services on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, Allentown, PA.

More information here: [http://buff.ly/1kZfoWU]
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“Erie's Episcopal bishop facing new role” by Dana Massing, Erie Times-News

"Collaboration." ¶ The Right Rev. Sean Rowe realizes he's using the word a lot these days. But it's an approach he's committed to, and he thinks his interest in working with others is one of the reasons his life is about to change. He is poised to take on the role of bishop of a second Pennsylvania diocese, at least for a while. ¶ Rowe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, is the nominee for provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem. If approved, as expected, by the Bethlehem diocese's clergy and lay representatives in a March 1 vote, Rowe will continue to head the Erie-based diocese he has led since 2007 and will also oversee the Bethlehem-based diocese for three years until a new bishop is selected. ¶ "It certainly was not that I don't have enough to do here," Rowe said. "I have more than a full-time job as bishop of this diocese." ¶ He's also currently working on his doctoral dissertation, is a husband and has a young daughter. ¶ In a letter to members of his diocese, Rowe said he hadn't sought the added role of provisional bishop. He was approached in late 2013 by officials from the Bethlehem diocese and the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. ¶ Unlike his position in the Northwestern diocese, which comes with life tenure, the provisional bishop's job has a defined period of time. ¶ Rowe said either he or the Bethlehem diocese could end the relationship over the course of the three years. ¶ After prayer, Rowe decided to give it a go. ¶ "Across the Church, we're looking for different models of ministry to meet the 21st century," he said. "This isn't limited only to the congregational level but also to the diocesan level. ¶ "I've been talking about new models of ministry. I'm participating in a restructuring task force that is churchwide. And we can talk about new models and theorize about new models but somebody has to take the plunge. ¶ "And I really felt like this was an opportunity to model the kind of collaboration that is going to be key to the future of the Church," he said. "And I have a real sense of call to a vibrant church with different expressions, and this is me walking the talk." […]

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called for a Day of Prayer for South Sudan for February 16.

“The world is increasingly concerned over the rampant violence in South Sudan,” the Presiding Bishop said. “The recent increase in armed conflict, murder, and mayhem has been fomented in part by inaccurate reports of tribal partisanship. The new nation needs peace, in order that all its people might thrive. The Episcopal Church of Sudan is partnering with others on the ground in that work of peace-building. The Sudanese communities within our own Episcopal Church have been important and effective leaders in this work. I ask your prayers for peace, as well as your awareness and involvement in the lives of our brothers and sisters across the globe. The Prince of Peace serves the whole world. As his disciples, may we do no less!”

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The Diocese of Bethlehem continues in partnership with the South Sudanese Diocese of Kajo-Keji offering New Hope to the people of Kajo-Keji. With your support we have raised over $4,000,000 and built five primary schools, one secondary school, and a seminary–teaching college. Today, we continue that work despite the unrest in South Sudan and are looking to raise funds to build a girl’s dormitory for the Romogi-Richard Earl High School. Please, help us to continue offering New Hope to the children of Kajo-Keji through much needed educational opportunities. As we join the rest of the Episcopal Church in prayer on February 16th consider donating to further or especial mission in Kajo-Keji.

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Welcome to the Diocese of Bethlehem! We are a community of parishes and institutions in the fourteen counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We seek to celebrate and share the love of God in word and deed. We are a part of The Episcopal Church and through it members of the Anglican Communion, the world’s third-largest body of Christians. In all that we do, we aim to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

No matter who you are, you are welcome here. We believe that God’s love is for everyone. We strive to be a community where people of every age, race, sexuality or economic circumstance find a home and a place to grow. Whether you come in a suit or jeans and tee shirt, you will receive a warm greeting.