St Philip Lutheran


Sharing God’s Love with One Another

Knowing Christ

Serving the World

We welcome you to join us

on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am

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An Inclusive World Transformed by

God’s Love

Our mission to serve the world has remained constant since 1960! St Philip Lutheran Church (ELCA) welcomes all residents of the Downriver area regardless of age, gender, background, or orientation! (RIC) Our services offer a kid-friendly, blended style that includes liturgical traditions and modern elements. We offer Bible studies, Sunday School, confirmation classes, VBS and many other events focused on Christian education.

What is the ELCA?

The Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA is one people created by God, redeemed by Christ, and sustained by the Holy Spirit. We are a diverse part of a changing global community called to witness and serve in response to God’s love.

Our Pastor:

Jeff Ogonowski

Pastor Jeff grew up in St. Joseph MI and studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus OH. "My faith was shaped by pursuing deeper and deeper understanding of Scripture. I have never been satisfied by people who claim to get it; there is always more to explore, discuss, maybe even debate a bit... The middle schooler seems to understand better than any other age group how to challenge authority through discussion and dialogue and perhaps a bit of sarcasm. May we all think like 12 year olds, you know, occasionally."

Our Ministries

St Philip Preschool

Our licensed preschool for 3 & 4 year olds enjoys a wonderful reputation in our community. We are currently open for enrollment for both half and full days.

Service Streaming

We meet every Sunday at 10:30 ​for worship and the Lord’s Table. ​All our services and pastor’s ​messages are also available ​online for streaming.

St Philip Food Pantry

St Philip is proud to host a ​weekly food pantry service on ​Wednesdays from 11am-1pm. ​We are always welcoming new ​clients, and require only a form ​of ID for assistance.

Perennial Waters

The Perennial Waters Project is ​part of our church community’s ​response to God’s command to ​care for our earth. It is a ​community-led group cultivating ​mindful partnerships for ​sustained ecological activism.

Family Events

We understand that fellowship and FUN are important to the growth and health of a church, so we plan many family oriented events every month to encourage building relationships within our community


St Philip is part of the ​Reconciling in Christ movement, ​which affirms all orientations ​and genders as holy and part of ​God’s divine design.

EL​CA RIC Resources

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Church Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Telephone: (734) 676-7141

1790 Fort St

Trenton MI 48183

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