Although the patron's saint of lost causes is St. Jude, it might as well be St. Matthias. Judas' replacement was, it seems from St. Luke's account, supposed to be one Joseph, but the lot fell to Matthias. The sermon.
I've been a Lutheran pastor for about 30 years (LCMS), and have been here in Kewanee for about 17 of those years. Did I mention that I'm also the editor-in-chief of Gottesdienst? Check it out at www.gottesdienst.org. If you really want to see more about me, get on that Gottesdienst website and check out my cv.