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Opening Words: “Water! Earth! Air! Fire!

Water! Earth! Air! Fire!

Water: nurturer of life, sustainer of growth, basic to every living thing;

Earth: where every seedling takes root; the ground of our being, our home and point of outlook;

Air: in every breath we acknowledge the atmosphere wherein we live; the elixir of our existence;

Fire: thwarter of cold, light against the darkness, symbol of the burning human spirit.

Water! Earth! Air! Fire!

These signify the larger unity of all life and the glory of creation wherein our spirits are embraced.

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UUMA Worship Materials Collection; altered

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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