Gloria Dei Kids
    Website for all the Kids related activities at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Olympia, WA)

Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal: December 21, 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal: December 20, 10:00 a.m. Our Sunday School Christmas Program will be presented as part of worship on Christmas Eve at the 5:00 p.m. service. There will be one rehearsal, Saturday, December 20, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Helpers are needed to lead the Holy Family, Angels, Readers, Shepherds, and Animals. Please contact Beth Tobin for more information or to help out at Thanks!

What is a Jesse Tree?

Jesse Tree is an advent project. Each day you color or make an ornament that represents a bit of the lineage of Christ. The tree begins with the story of Jesse and then creation and stretches through the Old and New Testaments until we reach the wonderful story of the birth of Jesus.

The tree gets its name from Jesse, the father of David. The first day’s scripture is Isaiah 11:1-2 - “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him - the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.” This branch came in the form of a babe, and through the scriptures for each ornament, you can see God weaving the stories into place to ready the world for the coming Messiah.

How does the Jesse Tree Work?

The Jesse Tree takes place December 1 through 25. It’s similar to an advent calendar, but it’s more about tracing the history of the coming of Jesus.

Each day read the scripture, discuss the question, pray, and color or make the corresponding ornament. Hang your ornaments on a small tree, some branches in a vase, or whatever works for you. There’s no right or wrong way to do it.

If you miss a day, don’t worry. You can do more than one another day, or even next year!

May you and your family be blessed by this time together as you wait and prepare for the coming of the Messiah.

Christmas Caroling in the Community - December 21th

Help brighten someone's season! Christmas Caroling to Home Bound Members: December 21, 2:00-5:30 p.m. This is a great family event! Join us Sunday, December 21, for this fun time of bringing good cheer to those who are not able to get out and about. Caroling always means so much to our older members. If you know of someone we should add to our caroling list, please let the church office know.

Just show up on the 21st, and come with us!

Early Childhood Education at Gloria Dei

Helping young children and their families grow in faith through developmentally appropriate events, education, and activities. 

Sunday morning classes for infants through Kindergarten begin at 10:00 a.m.  We hope that you will find Sunday School a positive and rewarding time of learning for both you and your child(ren).  All are welcome!

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Rotation Sunday School for Grades 1-6
November 21 - December 12, 2010

For Unto Us
A Child is Born!

Isaiah 9:6-7

Rotation Schedule

Back Ground Information

Introduction and Objectives

Bible Study Video

Lesson Plans

Faith Journals

Rescue in the Night

The Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den ...
   based on the 6th Chapter of Daniel...

About the Musical

Attendance Commitment Form

Covenant Form



  1. Friday Januray 9: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Introductions, Auditions after rehearsal
  2. Saturday, January 10: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Auditions before or after rehearsal
  3. Friday, January 16: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  4. Saturday, January 17: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  5. Friday, January 23: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  6. Saturday, January 24: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  7. Friday, January 30: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  8. Saturday, January 31: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  9. Friday, February 6: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  10. Sunday, February 8: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  11. Thursday, February 12: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  12. Friday, February 20: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  13. Saturday, February 21: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  14. Sunday, February 22: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (If needed.)
  15. Friday, February 27: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsal 1
  16. Saturday, February 28: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal 2

An Extra Rehearsal may be scheduled only if needed on:

• Sunday, February 22

• Thursday, February 26

Sunday, March 1:

• Presentation 1: 9:15 Worship, Main Sanctuary. Arrive by 8:30 a.m.

• Presentation 2: 11:00 Worship, Main Sanctuary.


Hi Parents and First through Sixth Graders!

Click the Elephant for the memory work for this school year!




Gloria Dei Kids Calendar now streaming to a Mac (or PC) near you!!!

Wowsie!    Did you know you can get the Gloria Dei Kids Calendar Delivered directly to your Outlook Calendar?   Or, if you wish, it can also be published to your Mac iCal!!!!

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Sunday School Classes for
Sun, December 21, 2014
Little Lambs: ** Christmas Break **
Rainbows: ** Christmas Break **
Sunbeams: ** Christmas Break **
Godly Play: ** Christmas Break **
Grades 1-6: ** Christmas Break **

Upcoming Events
Sat, Dec 20 Christmas Eve Program Rehearsal
Sun, Dec 21 Christmas Caroling

Pre-K presents
the Communion Elements this Sunday!
(9:00 and 11:00 service)