What is a Tre Ore Service?



What is a Tre Ore Service?

Tre Ore Service--you may have seen it advertized on our website and wondered what that could possibly be.  Tre Ore is latin for 'three hours'.

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour, darkness covered the land (Matthew 27:45).” From noon until three, as our Savior hung on the cross, darkness was everywhere. The sun stopped shining and God’s Son took the full brunt of the Father’s anger and wrath for our sin.

We remember the sacrifice, the suffering, of our Savior during these hours, but most importantly his love for us, to endure such hardship and suffering for us. Now we will never have to face punishment for our sins.


The Tre Ore service is a series of seven mediations based on Jesus' 'seven words' from the cross.  Pastors from around the Dallas area participate in the meditations.

The First Word - The Word of Forgiveness

12:00 noon – 12:25 pm
Pastor Jeremy Belter – Atonement Lutheran, Plano, TX

Meditation

Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34

 

The Second Word - The Word of Salvation

12:25 – 12:50 pm
Pastor John Vieths – Calvary Lutheran, Dallas, TX

Meditation

I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:39-43

The Third Word - The Word of Relationship

12:50 1:15 pm
Pastor John Vieths – Calvary Lutheran, Dallas, TX

Meditation

Dear, woman, here is your Son! Here is your mother!” John 19:26,27



The Fourth Word - The Word of Abandonment

1:15 – 1:40 pm
Pastor John Engel – Atonement Lutheran

Meditation

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46


The Fifth Word - The Word of Distress

1:40 – 2:05 pm
Pastor Pastor John Koelpin – Calvary Lutheran, Dallas, TX

Meditation

I am thirsty” John 19:28

The Sixth Word - The Word of Triumph

2:05 – 2:30 pm
Pastor John Hering, Divine Peace, Garland, TX

Meditation

It is finished.” John 19:30

 

The Seventh Word - The word of Reunion

2:30 – 2:55 pm
Pastor Jeremy Belter – Atonement Lutheran, Plano, TX

Meditation

Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46



We hope you will stop in between noon and 3pm on Good Friday to experience it for yourself.  You are welcome to attend as many of the mediations as you can fit into your schedule.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. ~ 1 John 4:10 (NIV)