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

Children's Musical 2020: “Once Upon a Parable”
Register now to be part of this year’s cast!
The Registration Deadline is Sunday, November 24.

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 3, 2020. This year, we will be presenting a combination of parables in such a fun and meaningful way! Jesus was a storyteller. A quick glance at the gospels reveals Him constantly regaling the crowds with tales designed to teach, amuse, puzzle, and even irritate. And two thousand years later, His words are still fresh — the double meanings and surprise endings of the stories challenge and enlighten us.

All rehearsal dates, registration information, and forms are attached below. No experience is necessary and all are welcome!

New for 2020: We will be presenting the musical during the 11:00 worship service and at an afternoon matinee, on Sunday, March 1. The matinee time is still being determined.

It’s going to be so much fun! We hope you will be able to be part of this year’s cast!

Attendance Commitment Plan

Information Packet

Rehearsal Calendar

Musical Covenant Form

Volunteer Form

Once Upon A Parable

Mary and Martha
Luke 10:38-42

We all lead busy lives.  Even children have full schedules!  What is one to do when faced with a list of numverous "good" activities?  The story of Mary and Martha speaks to this balancing act and urges us to be sure to include one critical item:  spend time with God.  - C. Hulbert

Memory Verse: Be still, and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10 NIV.





Lesson Plans

Faith Journals

Bible Study Video

Join us as we grow in faith and knowledge about the Bible and God’s love. 
Sunday school is from 10:00 - 10:55 a.m. each week. Please meet in your workshop location.

More information about Gloria Dei Children’s Ministries may be found on our website:

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 2019 begin on Wednesday, September 11:

  • Two Year-olds - Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten: 5:45 - 6:10 p.m. - Choir Room
  • Grades Kindergarten/First - Second/Third Graders  5:10 - 5:45 p.m. - Choir Room
  • Grades Third/Fourth - Ninth Graders: 6:15 - 7:00 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


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, November 17, 2019
Little Lambs: Baby Jesus is Born
Rainbows: Baby Jesus
Sunbeams: Baby Moses
Godly Play: The Ark and the Tent
Grades 1-5: Mary and Martha
Sixth Grade: If People Wrote the Bible, Why Do We Call It God's Word?

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