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

Crossing the Jordan
Joshua 1-6, 23-24
Grades 1-5


The Israelites have crossed through the Red Sea and have been freed to worship God.  40 years later they are about to cross the Jordan River into the Promised Land — the land God promised to Abraham and his descendants way back when God made the covenant with Abraham.  The priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant step into the Jordan River while it’s at flood stage and the river backs up allowing the Israelites once again to cross a waterway on dry land.  12 stones are gathered from the bottom of the Jordan River and stacked on the shore to help the Israelites remember all that God has done for them.  We, too, have been freed to worship God, forgiven and freed to share God’s love with others, and are in need of constant reminders of all that God has done for us.  There are so many great connections in this story and we’re excited to explore them together! 

Please see the schedule for where each grade level is to meet.  Parents may meet Grades 1-5 in the Choir Room following Closing time at 10:55 a.m.  The schedule, a video Bible study, and background reading material are below.  



Bible Texts and References: Joshua 1-6, and 23-24
Memory Verse: Joshua 24:14-15 (NIV) "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Additional Verse: Joshua 1:9 (NIV) “Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you where ever you go.”


Overview and Objectives

Teacher Background

Parent Flier

Bible Study Video



Faith Journals


Bible Time Map

Choirs for Children & Youth at Gloria Dei

All children and youth are welcome to sing in Gloria Dei choirs! New singers are welcome throughout the year and do not need to be members to sing. There is no registration fee and no required audition. Research is showing the positive affects singing has on education and learning and on social and emotional development. Choirs are free to all and all are welcome. We hope you will join us!

Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays throughout the school year at Gloria Dei.

Rehearsals for Fall 2018 begin on Wednesday, September 12:

  • Two Year-olds - Kindergarten: 5:45 - 6:10 p.m. - Room 207 •
  • Grades 1-3: 5:10 - 5:45 p.m. - Choir Room
  • Grades 4-9: 5:50 - 6:45 p.m. - Choir Room

New singers are always welcome! More information about children and youth choirs at Gloria Dei may be found HERE

We're excited to sing with you all this fall!!

Kate Fynn & Beth Tobin

Children & Youth Choir Directors

Welcome Wednesdays!

Wednesday evening meal and activities throughout the school year

Come for a mid-week renewal! Enjoy a home cooked meal, fellowship, and a multitude of evening activities. All are welcome! Bring the family. Bring friends. Breathe. Come as you are. Childcare is provided.

  • Evening Meal: Served from 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
  • KidZone Childcare: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adult Education: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Children and Youth Choirs:

  • Two Year-olds - Kindergarten: 5:45 - 6:10 p.m.
  • First - Third Graders: 5:10 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Fourth - Ninth Graders: 5:50 - 6:45 p.m.

Bell Choir: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Senior Choir: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

9th Grade Group: 6:00 p.m.

Confirmation (7th & 8th Grades): 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

High School Youth Group: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


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.

Watch the growth of our Wheat!

Sunday School Classes for
Sun, March 24, 2019
Little Lambs: God Made Everything
Rainbows: God's Love is for All
Sunbeams: Jesus Feeds the 5,000
Godly Play: Faces of Easter
Grades 1-5: The Temptation: Jesus in the Wilderness
Sixth Grade: Conquered: Return

2nd presents
the Communion Elements this Sunday!
(9:00 and 11:00 service)