“This is precisely what we lack today: the sacrament every Sunday. The order of worship should be as follows: at the beginning of the service, public baptism; at the end, the Lord’s Supper; between the two sacraments, the sermon, which in this way would be given its full significance…It is idle to oppose sacrament to preaching; they cannot be separated, since they are two aspects of the same thing.” –Karl Barth, 1961, The Preaching of the Gospel.
Karth has my undivided attention here: “It is idle to oppose sacrament to preaching; they cannot be separated, since they are two aspects of the same thing.”
All this only makes sense when we understand the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the gospel made visible.
And yes to the sacraments every Sunday, though they’re not the norm in most of our churches.