The church has traditionally seen word, prayer, and sacrament as the three central means of grace. By 'means of grace' we mean these are the normal ways God communicates his grace to us. Of course, they don't preclude other very important aspects of the Christian walk (fellowship, service, devotion, etc.), but the Lord promised to particularly bless the preaching of the word, prayer according to his word, and the word made visible in the sacraments (communion and baptism). When received by faith, these 'means' are a vital and joyful part of worship in the life of the believer.
This week we have the opportunity to prepare our hearts to receive the word through the taking of the Lord's Supper.
Grab the bulletin here.