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

Christmas Caroling Update:

Adjustments are being made to this year’s caroling schedule. Large group caroling will no longer take place on Sunday, December 17, as was publicized.

Instead, smaller teams will carol to homebound members at times that work for each team. Join with others to form a team, and then contact Dan Colgan or Beth Tobin to be matched with homebound members to visit, or simply contact Dan or Beth for more information. Jingle bells and song sheets are available. Carol to one member, or to several. Let us know how much time you have. Please contact Dan or Beth by December 13 to allow time for scheduling.

Angels: God’s Messengers!

An angel is a pure spirit created by God. The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels: the name applied to certain spiritual beings or intelligences of heavenly residence, employed by God as the ministers of His will.

Bible Text: Luke 2:1-20
Memory Verse: Luke 2:10-11 NRSV
10But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.



Background Information

Overview and Objectives

About Carols


Lesson Plans

Sunday School Christmas Program
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Worship: Christmas Eve, December 24, 5:00 p.m.

The Sunday School Christmas Program tells the story of Jesus’ birth as part of Christmas Eve worship. All children are welcome! Helpers are needed to work with the shepherds and sheep, our speakers, the Holy Family, and to help oversee costume set up and clean up.

We have one rehearsal on Saturday, December 16, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Beth Tobin or the church office for more information or to help out. Thank you!

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Children's Musical 2018: “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther”
Register now to be part of this year’s cast!
The Registration Deadline is Sunday, November 19, 2017.

The musical is open to all children in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Cast members do not need to be members of Gloria Dei to participate. Rehearsals begin January 5, 2018. This year, we will be presenting the story of Esther. All rehearsal dates, registration information, and forms may be found below. No experience is necessary and all are welcome! Contact Beth Tobin for more information.


To register, please complete and return the following to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church office:
1515 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia, WA 98502, Attn: Beth Tobin

Information Packet

Musical Covenant Form

Attendance Commitment Plan

Volunteer Form

Participation Fee or Sponsorship Request

Rehearsal Calendar


The J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Youth Group is open to all youth in grades 4-6. We're excited for a year of fun, service, and fellowship! Parent volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Link:

For more information or to chaperone, please contact Beth Tobin. And please RSVP to Beth so we are sure to have enough rides.

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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Sunday School Classes for
Sun, December 17, 2017
Little Lambs: Baby Jesus is Born!
Rainbows: Baby Jesus
Sunbeams: The Birth of Jesus
Godly Play: Advent 1-4
Grades 1-5: Angels
Sixth Grade: Advent & Christmas

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