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


Bible Text: Exodus 1-4

Memory Verse:
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God?s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NRSV


  • To help children make a connection between this portion of the Exodus Story, “The Call of Moses,” to the plagues, crossing the Red Sea, the Ten Commandments and the story of Joseph and how the Israelites came to be slaves in Egypt. One of these stories is taught each year to help kids keep the connections going strong.
  • To teach that even a person who feels unworthy and inadequate, such as Moses, may be called by God to do His will.
  • To teach that even children who are God?s people by faith in Jesus Christ may be called and used to proclaim God?s greatness.
  • To teach that God has a plan for His people; He cares for and delivers His people when they are in need, just as He cared for and delivered the Israelites from Egypt.
  • To teach that wherever we meet God is a holy place, and that “prayer” is two-way communication with God.
  • To teach that God loves all people everywhere.



Lesson Plans

Faith Journals


Children's Musical 2018: “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther”
Register now to be part of this year’s cast!

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, January 21, 2018
Little Lambs: The Wise Men Came
Rainbows: Jesus Is My Friend
Sunbeams: Little Jesus, Happy Helper
Godly Play: The Lord's Prayer
Grades 1-5: Call of Moses
Sixth Grade: The Promise: Jacob & Israel

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