Gloria Dei offers three services every Sunday morning. They range from traditional to contemporary.
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Gloria Dei is centrally located in Olympia, Washington. All are invited to join us for worship and our other groups.

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Gloria Dei offers a wide variety of experiences for youth, ages 1 - 18. All are invited to join.

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Gloria Dei shares some of the most beautiful music at our services. From the organ to choirs. All are welcome to participate in our music.

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Give back to your community by volunteering your time and talent at Gloria Dei. All are welcome to participate in our many volunteer opportunities.

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Gloria Dei Lutheran offers a wonderful preschool for children ages 2 to 5 years old. Plus the preschool offer mommy & me classes designed to build the spiritural bond between God and your child.

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Welcome to Gloria Dei

Holy Week Schedule 2015

Palm Sunday
March 29
8:00, 9:00 & 11:00am Worship with Holy Communion
Shout "Hosanna!" together as we remember Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
April 1
(Except Bell Choir and Senior Choir)
Maundy Thursday
April 2
7:00pm Worship Service with Holy Communion
Maundy Thursday is from the Latin word “maundatum” which means mandate. This service focuses on the loving commandments Jesus gives us to serve one another (as Jesus took on the role of servant, washing the feet of the disciples) and the gift of the Last Supper, the instructions Jesus left with followers to “do this in remembrance of me….”
Good Friday 12:00pm Brief Order of Tenebrae, Sanctuary
April 3 5:45-8:15pm Good Friday Prayer Stations, Fireside Room/Gathering Space.
Participants may spend five minutes or two hours interacting with the different stations as they choose. The various stations will guide people to reflect on the events that took place on this Holy Day and on our relationship with God. The design is intentionally appropriate for children of all ages from 1 to 100. Children and Youth are encouraged to visit the Prayer Stations wit a family member.
6:00pm Prayers Around the Cross, Luther Hall
This reflective worship around the cross offers time for Taizé style music, scripture and candlelight prayers.
7:00pm Full Order of Tenebrae, Sanctuary
This Service of Shadows is a combination of scripture lessons and extinguishing of candles symbolic of Jesus' journey to the cross. Special music weaves throughout this Good Friday worship.

Easter Sunday Schedule, April 5, 2015

6:30am Outdoor Sunrise Service at WEST CENTRAL PARK
(located at the SE corner of Division and Harrison Ave.)
As we celebrate the promise of new life in Christ we share that with our neighbors at the new community park. Join us rain or shine and spread the invitation to begin Easter in the fresh air breathing in God's gifts of grace.
Joyful Worship Times At Gloria Dei:
8:00am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
9:00am New Song Worship, Luther Hall
11:00am Festival Worship, Sanctuary
7:30-11:00am EASTER BREAKFAST (Petit Déjeuner) Gathering Space
MENU: Croissants, scones, Black Forest ham, cheeses, fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate & juice. This is a Youth Ministry fundraiser. Proceeds will help support Gloria Dei Youth Ministry.
10:30am EASTER EGG HUNT (for infants through Kindergarten)
Bring your own basket and meet us on the playground rain or shine!

Preschool Event

 Spring Mommy & Me Class

Starting Friday, March 20th, for 10 weeks, we will meet from 9 – 10:15am with Mom, Dad, Nanny, etc. to play, do a craft, listen at circle time, have a snack and play outside. For ages 18months – 2 years. For more information call 360-357-7634.




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Services on Sundays

8:00 am - Traditional Worship
9:00 am - New Song
9:15 am - Coffee Social Hour
10:00 am - Education Hour
11:00 am - Festival Worship

Special service times will be posted on the Gloria Dei Home Page. Call church office with questions about service times. See you in church!

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