Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
(Psalm 51:10 KJV)
When the sun is warmer on one’s face and his light lingers longer in the evenings, thoughts and hands turn to renewal and rejuvenation. We forget the last of the of the cold and dark. We stretch out the kinks and knock off the accumulated rust of the damp, chill winters of eastern North Carolina. Trinity Center is no exception.
There has been a lot of spring cleaning going on at Trinity from power washing all the decks and rocking chairs to repainting dorms and meeting spaces. With many thanks to beloved and generous friends, we have replaced decking and carpet and landscaping. We have purchased new prayer books and hymnals or lovingly brought old ones back to life.
We are polishing up our best outwardly bib and tucker for our upcoming Open House on April 15th when we hope to celebrate the dawning spring with our favorite friends, old and new. We’d like to introduce ourselves to those who do not know us, and remind those who do what a very special place we are and how we can be all things to all if you’ll come visit.
The outwardly signs of spring cleaning are symbolic of the inward renewal that occurs with each spring rebirth coinciding with the Easter Season. This is a time of cleansing hearts, of renewed dedication to following spiritual paths, of the assurances of great love from the Universe as all life resurrects, and one life in particular.
You don’t have to wait until April 15th to come see us. Join St. Andrew’s of Morehead City on our oceanfront Pavilion for a Sunrise Easter Service as they proclaim in unison with the voices of the ages He is not here for He is risen… and find the renewal of spring and the rebirth of great love in your heart.
They would be wrong, however, to say He is not here, for as surely as the Divine is everywhere, He is certainly here at Trinity. You will find Him in eternal Pentecost walking our paths, talking, laughing, singing, praying with all those who come to this little slice of heaven on a small island off the coast of North Carolina.
Won’t you join us? We’d love to have you.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 11:19 KJV)